Over 2,000 Bodies found in Miyagi Prefecture After Japan Tsunami
Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Death toll Rises as More Bodies Are Found
2,000 bodies have been found in Miyagi Prefecture, of which Sendai is the capital, as authorities and rescuers work to find survivors and survey the damage caused by the 8.9-magintude earthquake and reesulting tsunami that devastated Japan's east coast near Sendai.
Aside from the bodies, Miyagi Prefecture's government has been unable to get in touch with 10,000 people; no word on what percentage of those missing will number among the dead.
Japan Death Toll to Top 10,000
All told, the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami will surpass 10,000. The disaster has been described by Prime Minister Naoto Kan as Japan's worst crisis since World War II.
Japan faces rolling blackouts as it deals with damaged electrical plants and compromised nuclear reactors. Nuclear experts are now questioning the government's response, both public and private, to the explosions at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.