The massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake which struck Japan and sent a devastating tsunami across the country continues to cause heavy casualties. According to Jiji Press news agency on March 11, 2011, the data collected by the police shows the total dead and missing people are about 1,000 people and now at least 384 people were found losing their lives, 947 injured in this natural disaster.
It is reported that 100 people and their ships swept away by tsunami while a train with an unknown number of passengers aboard also disappeared.
In addition to casualty figures, the earthquake plus tsunami led to severe consequences for Japanese people including more than 80 incidents of fire caused by the earthquake around Tokyo, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita and Fukushima prefectures and Kyodo.
Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City
Houses are swept by a tsunami smoulder near Sendai Airport in Japan
Cars and airplanes being swept by a tsunami are pictured among debris at Sendai Airport, northeastern Japan
A factory building collapsed in Sukagawa city, Fukushima prefecture, in northern Japan on March 11, 2011
The Ministry of Defence said about 1,800 homes in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, were destroyed while some 1,200 houses in Sendai and nearly 300 houses in a small town from northern Ofunato were also collapsed and washed away due to the tsunami.
Fires burn at a harbor after the earthquake and tsunami in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture
A massive tsunami sweeps away a residential area after a powerful earthquake in Natori
A pedestrian road has collapsed in the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Urayasu city, Chiba prefecture on March 11, 2011
An aerial view shows what remained on the ground after a tsunami hit Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture
A man walks through a flooded street after the tsunami hit Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture
Vehicles are crushed by a collapsed wall at a car park in Mito city, Japan
Cars are washed away in a coastal area of Kamaishi, Iwate prefecture, Japan
Vehicles in Hitachinaka city had been ready for shipping but were subsquently carried away by the tsunami
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