2,561 peo­ple still miss­ing five years af­ter Ja­pan quake

Asian Journal - - World -

Tokyo: As many as 2,561 peo­ple re­main miss­ing five years af­ter a mas­sive earth­quake and tsunami dev­as­tated north­east­ern Ja­pan on March 11, the Na­tional Po­lice Agency said. Based on data com­piled as of Mon­day, the agency put the deaths at 15,894, the Ja­pan Times re­ported. Of the 15,824 bod­ies re­cov­ered in Iwate, Fukushima and Miyagi pre­fec­tures, 75 re­mained uniden­ti­fied as of Fe­bru­ary 2016. In Miyagi, at least 1,236 peo­ple were still un­ac­counted for, fol­lowed by Iwate with 1,124 miss­ing, and Fukushima with 197. Two peo­ple re­main miss­ing in Chiba pre­fec­ture and one each was un­ac­counted for in Ao­mori and Ibaraki pre­fec­tures.

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