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Troops Launch New Search For Japan Tsunami Dead

4:41 PM, Apr 10, 2011   |    comments
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Tokyo, Japan -- The Japanese and U.S. militaries are launching another all-out search for the bodies of earthquake and tsunami victims along Japan's ravaged coast.

About 22,000 Japanese troops, along with 110 from the U.S., will search by land, air and sea on Sunday. They'll skip the evacuation zone around the damaged nuclear complex that is spewing radiation. Troops and police officers have also been searching within the evacuation zone, but it is dangerous, painstaking work.

As many as 25,000 people are feared dead in the March 11 disaster, but only 13,000 deaths have been confirmed. Many bodies have likely been washed out to sea and will never be found.

Defense Ministry spokesman Norikazu Muratani says the troops want to do their best to find bodies for the families.

AP

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