Japan quake: With two natural disasters and a nuclear emergency, recovery beginsQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Japan broadened its rescue efforts, searching for survivors along a decimated swath of the Pacific coast. But in many places, rescuers found only remnants. Officials said 686 people were confirmed dead in the earthquake and tsunami. But thousands of others were missing, and the death toll was certain to rise. Roughly 9,500 people in Minamisanriku - a town of 17,000 in Miyagi Prefecture - remain unaccounted for.|
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