Death toll rises to 10,668 from mega quake, tsunami in Japan

Death toll rises to 10,668 from mega quake, tsunami in Japan

The National Police Agency said on Sunday that the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 10,668 people dead and 16,574 others unaccounted for in Japan by 15:00 p.m. local time (0600 GMT).

A 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coastal areas of northeastern and eastern Japan on March 11, triggering enormous tsunami, Xinhua reported.

Heavy casualties and extensive damage have been caused by the twin disasters.

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