Over 10,000 people dead or missing in Japan following quake

Over 10,000 people are reported dead or missing in Japan following a series of powerful earthquakes and a tsunami, the country’s Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday, citing police.

Large swathes of eastern Japan were left devastated after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast on Friday, sparking a powerful tsunami.

Earlier on Tuesday, Japanese police said that over 6,000 people were dead or missing after the disasters.

A series of aftershocks have since caused blasts in the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in the east of the country, raising fears of a nuclear meltdown.

MOSCOW, March 15 (RIA Novosti)


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