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2K Bodies Found in Battered Region of Japan

Adds to confirmed quake toll of 1,597

(Newser) - Some 2,000 bodies were found today on the coast of Japan’s Miyagi prefecture, adding to the confirmed quake death toll of 1,597, with 1,481 people confirmed missing. More than 1,000 bodies drifted ashore in the area, and another thousand were found in the town of... More »

9,500 Missing in One Japanese Town

It amounts to half the population

(Newser) - As the rescue mission continues in Japan, the first truly scary numbers are emerging. Government officials in the northern town of Minamisanriku say 9,500 are missing, according to the official Kyodo news agency. That represents about half the town's population, notes the CBC . Still, confusion is rampant, and the... More »

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