Toll from Japan disasters over 7,300

More than 11,000 are still missing as the death toll continues to rise from last week's devastating earthquake

By Associated Press
March 19, 2011 5:05PM (UTC)
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Family members stand in front of their collapsed house in Onagawa, northern Japan Friday, March 18, 2011, one week after a massive earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE (AP)

Japan's police agency says more than 7,300 are dead and nearly 11,000 are missing after last week's earthquake and tsunami.

A week after the disasters devastated the northeast coast, the National Police Agency said Saturday that 7,348 people died and 10,947 were missing.


Some of the missing may have been out of the region at the time of the disaster. In addition, the massive power of the tsunami likely sucked many people out to sea. If the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is any guide, most of those bodies will not be found.

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