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Total Death Toll In Japan Exceeds 18,000

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Devastating. Truly a horrific loss.

Officials from Japan estimate that the death toll from last week’s destructive earthquake and tsunami will exceed 18,000 deaths.

Specifically, the National Police Agency reports that the overall number of bodies collected so far stands at 8,649, while 12,877 people have been listed as missing. It’s hard to get an exact count, however, as sources point out many bodies were swept out to sea with the tsunami.

Furthermore, Miyagi, the region hit hardest by the tsunami, estimates that it lost more than 15K in their area alone.

So sad. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families who have lost their homes and loved ones to this tragedy.

[Image via U.S. Navy/WENN.]

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9 comments to “Total Death Toll In Japan Exceeds 18,000”

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    This is just nature's way of correcting over population.

    I'm sorry some may find it insensitive to say but it's true. There's just too many people on the world.

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    Re: Scatter – There are "too many" people in the world because of a lack of proper sexual education program in developing countries (hell, even a lack of them in developed countries!)or families like the Duggars who feel it's God's plan to have all those damn kids. In post modern societies, it is completely illogical to have upwards of 20 children! It used to be that many children were born because there was a higher instance of babies not surviving past infancy due to at-the-time untreatable diseases like TB.

    If nature really had some kind of master plan to "correct overpopulation", why would it have targeted a country that essentially has a negative birth rate? Sorry for the long post, but honestly, I cannot understand your thought process.

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    So sad.

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    Re- logical monkey + duggars hater.

    While I see the logic in your theory. I would hope the tsunami would check its facts , heading instead for china, as it is the most populated.

    I do not think anyone is truly opposed to say, a tornado wiping out those nutty duggars. (especially the producers of their show, just think of the ratings!!!) so really your point is mute.

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    Re: Scatter
    Population control. Is this what Libs really think?
    Do you also consider war being a good way to control population as well?
    WWI and WWII took care of of a lot of young men from spreading their seed.
    Let's not forget 'The Killing Fields' in Cambodia.
    What about Katrina?
    Are deaths more important if they are black and you have a Republican president?
    Our media stooges were still harping on Katrina one year later.
    Hey, 9/11 was great for overpopulation for NYC.
    I would think you Libs would be for more wars.
    You people are sickening.

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    Re: luvs2tango – Scatter comment is stupid but that doesn't mean (S)he is a Lib Like you said i was in fourth grade in Costa Rica (Third world country?) when i learned about the volcanic ring of fire of the Pacific and the World Tectonic plates.-the World is changing!!! It's no the end of it and there is not Jesus second coming like some estupid Christians and conservatives are saying, scatter is right about the overpopulation and every time these tragedies happen more people will die.-I love Japan and they will overcome this!!!!

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    I was just told that before this trajedy the leaders of Japan was wanting all Americans in their country to leave. If this is correct, I have no sympathy or pity for them and will definitely will not be sending any of my hard earned funs to their country for any needy citizens. I would expect them not to any accept any money, food or help from any Americans since they do not want us there. Good for Japan.

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    Re: luvs2tango – OMG, YOU ARE SUCH AN IDIOT. You're just as dumb as what they said.