Tuesday, October 21, 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
   
Other World breaking news:
Search resumes for missing South Koreans after Thai boat crash (10-20 17:52)
EU's Barroso warns Britain against bloc exit (10-20 17:49)
Japan loses two female ministers over cash scandals (10-20 15:46)
Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars (10-20 15:40)
Australia abandons controversial niqab segregation plan (10-20 15:38)
Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola (10-20 15:35)
Search resumes for missing South Koreans after Thai boat crash (10-20 12:52)
SKorea warns North against 'reckless provocation' (10-20 12:36)
Japan minister resigns over campaign fund charges (10-20 10:57)
Franco-German mini-summit to tackle growth, budget (10-20 10:56)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.