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Japan: Evacuation-related deaths exceed earthquake, tsunami toll in Fukushima

December 18, 2013 - 6:00am

The number of deaths from the prolonged evacuation after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster surpassed the number of prefecture deaths from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, The Mainichi reported.

Official statistics have shown that as of Nov. 30 2013, 1,605 residents died in the prolonged evacuation of the area, compared with 1,603 deaths because of the earthquake and tsunami.

The evacuation-related deaths are expected to rise further.

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