Japan news, april 24. over 26,000 dead or missing due to japan disaster

Over 26,000 dead or missing due to Japan disaster
The number of people who have died or are reported missing due to the March 11th Great East Japan Earthquake is now 26,466.

The National Police Agency says that as of Saturday evening, the number of people confirmed dead was 14,238, including victims of aftershocks on April 7th and 11th. About 84 percent of the dead have been identified. The agency also says 12,228 people are listed as missing.

Miyagi Prefecture suffered the most deaths at 8,618, followed by Iwate at 4,121 and Fukushima with 1,436.

The agency says more than 130,000 people are still living in evacuation centers, mainly in the 3 prefectures.
Sunday, April 24, 2011 00:23 +0900 (JST)