Japanese police: 4,255 dead, 9,194 currently missing

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March 16, 2011 17:57

 
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Japan's National Police Agency on Wednesday said 4,255 people have died in 12 districts as of 8 p.m. and 9,194 people remained unaccounted for in six districts, the Kyodo News Agency reported.

"'We could rescue more than 26,000 people, but the number of those who died or are unaccounted for has exceeded 10,000," Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan was quoted as saying on Wednesday afternoon.

According to report, around 80,000 rescue personnel have been mobilized to assist in search-and-rescue and relief operations.

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