Death toll rises to 10,804 from great quake-tsunami in Japan
The National Police Agency said on Sunday that the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 10,804 people dead and 16,244 others unaccounted for in Japan by 21:00 p.m. local time (1200 GMT), Xinhua reported.
According to the agency, more than 240,000 people are still taking shelter in about 1,900 evacuation centers.
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.