Death toll rises to 8,928 from great quake-tsunami in Japan

March 22, 2011 10:31 am 

TOKYO, March 22 — The National Police Agency said Tuesday that the catastrophic March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 8,928 people dead and 12,664 others unaccounted for in Japan by 9 a.m. local time (0000 GMT).

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. (PNA/xinhua)

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