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Factbox-Japan's disaster in figures, 25 Apr 2011

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TOKYO, April 26 (Reuters) - The following lists the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that hit northeast Japan on March 11 and the subsequent crisis at a nuclear power plant.

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DEATH TOLL

  • A total of 14,358 people were confirmed dead by Japan's National Police Agency as of 4 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Monday, while 11,889 were missing.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED

  • About 130,904 people were in shelters around the country as of Monday following last month';s disaster, the National Police Agency said. The government has also set up an evacuation area around Tokyo Electric Power Co's quake-stricken nuclear plant in Fukushima 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, with a 20-km (12-mile) radius. More than 70,000 people lived in the largely rural area within the 20 km zone. It is unclear how many of them have been evacuated, but most are believed to have left.

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