Death toll reaches 12,321 from great quake-tsunami in Japan

13:34, April 05, 2011      

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The National Police Agency said on Tuesday that the March 11 earthquake and tsunami have left 12,321 people dead and 15,347 others unaccounted for in Japan by 10:00 a. m. local time (0100 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.

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