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February 26, 2020

Japan launches extensive search for quake victims

About 22,000 Japanese troops launched an extensive search for victims of last month’s earthquake and tsunami along the country’s northeastern coast Sunday as the death toll from the nearly month-old disasters neared 13,000, CNN informs. About 110 U.S. troops will be part of the search in the northern prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, Japanese military officials said. Japan’s National Police Agency reported Sunday morning that the death toll from the March 11 disaster had risen to 12,998, with another 14,691 still missing and 4,683 injured. More than 151,000 others have been displaced, the agency reported.

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