Japan Tsunami

Death Toll Reaches 13,116 From Great Quake, Tsunami in Japan

Tokyo (Xinhua): The Japanese National Police Agency said on Monday that the March 11 earthquake and tsunami have left 13,116 people dead and 14,377 others unaccounted for in Japan by 10:00 a.m. local time (0100 GMT).

About 151,000 survivors are staying in 2,300 shelters across the country as one month has passed since the quake and tsunami.

Police officers in protective suits observe a moment of silence for those who were killed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as they search for bodies at a destroyed area in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, about 18km from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, April 11, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coastal areas of northeastern and eastern Japan on March 11, triggering enormous tsunami.

Heavy casualties and extensive damage have been caused by the twin disasters.

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