9,500 missing in one Japanese town day after earthquake


 

The news out of Japan is increasingly grim the day after one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history occurred off of the country’s northeast coast. NHK, a Japanese public broadcaster, estimated that 900 are dead, while 700 are officially missing. However, the actual figure is, in all probability, significantly higher. Kyodo News Agency reports that 9,500 are missing in just one city, Minamisanriku. The coastal town was one of the hardest hit by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami yesterday.

9,500 missing in one Japanese town day after earthquake
AP/Salon
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:13:00 GMT

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