The number of victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has exceeded 15 thousand people

The number of victims of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan has grown to 15,019 people. This was reported by the National Police Agency of the country.

According to police, the number of missing in six prefectures of the country amounted to 9506 people. According to ITAR-TASS, deployed in 18 regions of temporary shelters for evacuees are still 114,000 people.

Damage to Japan because of the disaster, according to authorities, more than 25 trillion yen (308 billion dollars). Another 11 trillion yen (133 billion dollars) can be estimated the damage from the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1". On the eve of an emergency in the nuclear experts have discovered a new leak of highly radioactive substances into the sea. Near the station concentration of radioactive cesium-134 in seawater 32 000 times higher than the permitted limit, and cesium-137 — 22 thousand times.


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