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Over 28,000 dead or missing

The death toll from the March 11th quake and tsunami in northeastern Japan has risen to 11,578.

The National Police Agency said on Friday morning that 16,451 people are listed as missing, bringing the number of dead or missing to over 28,000.

The largest number of deaths --- 7,058 --- has been confirmed in Miyagi Prefecture, followed by Iwate with 3,396 and Fukushima with 1,064.

9,260 of the confirmed dead have been identified and 9,043 bodies have been returned to families.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Apr 1st, 2011 at 03:20:29 AM EST
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