13 Mar '11, 3am

More than 200 bodies at new site: Japan police

TOKYO - More than 200 bodies have been found at a new site in northeast Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami caused massive destruction, police said Sunday. "We have received a preliminary report that more than 200 bodies were found in the city of Higashimatsushima," a National Police Agency spokesman said, adding that local police are starting to collect the bodies. Hundreds of other residents in the city's Nobiru district are unaccounted for, the Sankei Shimbun and other newspapers said. On Saturday police in the city of Sendai said at least 200 and up to 300 bodies had been found on the shoreline there. Earlier Sunday the National Police Agency said in a statement the confirmed death toll from Friday's twin disasters is 688, with 642 missing and 1,570 injured. That figure did not include the bodies found at Sendai and Higashimatsushima. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio E...

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