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Death toll reaches 11,232 from great quake-tsunami in Japan

TOKYO, March 30 — The National Police Agency said on Wednesday that the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 11,232 people dead and 16,361 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. (PNA/Xinhua) scs/ebp

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