Sunday, November 23, 2014   

Japan begins search for tsunami missing
(09-11 15:44)

Japan began a large-scale search for the bodies of more than 2,500 people still missing two-and-a-half years since the quake, tsunami and the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.
Some 90 searchers combed coastlines and water off the Onahama district of Fukushima prefecture, roughly 50 kilometers south of the wrecked Fukushima atomic power plant.
Searches were also being carried out all along a vast stretch of the northeast of Japan.
The prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima were hit directly by the 9-magnitude earthquake and killer tsunami on March 11, 2011.
A total of 15,883 people have been confirmed killed by the natural disasters, many in Miyagi, which bore the brunt of the destruction.
The bodies of a further 2,654 people have never been recovered, but all are assumed dead.—AFP
   
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