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Japan to launch massive search for quake bodies

Japan plans to send over 20,000 soldiers into its northern disaster zone.

Tokyo: Japan plans to send more than 20,000 soldiers into its northern disaster zone on Monday in an intensive mission to recover the bodies of those killed in last month`s earthquake and tsunami.

More than 12,000 people are missing and presumed dead from the twin disasters that hit March 11. Some were likely swept out to sea, while others are buried under the mass of rubble. About 14,300 are confirmed dead.

Defence Ministry spokesman Ippo Maeyama said on Sunday that the military would send 24,800 soldiers to carry out a two-day search of the area. Police, coast guard and US troops will also be involved.
Agriculture officials also plan to enter the evacuation zone around a stricken nuclear plant to check the fate of hundreds of thousands of animals abandoned by fleeing farmers.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

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