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Nearly 28,000 people are dead or missing in the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan.

According to the National Police Agency, 12,175 people have so far been confirmed dead.

The highest number of deaths is in Miyagi Prefecture -- 7,431 -- followed by 3,558 in Iwate Prefecture and 1,126 in Fukushima Prefecture.

The disaster caused deaths over a wide area from the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido to Kanagawa Prefecture just south of Tokyo.

About 82 percent of the victims, more than 10,000, have been identified and the bodies are being handed over to their families.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Apr 4th, 2011 at 08:12:44 AM EST

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