More than 15,000 people were killed in the earthquake and tsunami in Japan

The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on March 11, more than 15 thousand people, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK, with reference to the police headquarters in Japan.

According to official data, the natural disaster in the country killed 15 000 57. Previously reported 14 thousand 949 dead. Most victims were residents of disaster prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima. So, just in Miyagi prefecture killed nearly 9000 people. Until now, the fate remains unknown 9000 121 people.

The earthquake and tsunami completely destroyed more than 90,000 houses and damaged more than 258,000 homes. According to preliminary government estimates, the economic damage caused by the elements, could exceed 308 billion dollars

Recall, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in the north-eastern Japan on March 11. Tremors caused a tsunami wave height is 10 meters. The disaster triggered a series of accidents at nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1". At the station out of operation of the cooling system, and then there were several explosions thundered in the end there was a leak of radiation outside the plant. This forced the Japanese authorities to evacuate people living in a radius of 20 kilometers around the plant. May 15 the evacuation of people living outside the 20-kilometer exclusion zone. According to experts, this region of Japan may become uninhabitable for the next 20 years.

Source: http://www.polit.ru/news/2011/05/16/jap.html

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