The National Police Agency has confirmed 15,709 deaths,5,717 injured,and 4,626 people missing across eighteen prefectures. Of the 13,135 fatalities recovered by 11 April 2011, 12,143 or 92.5% died by drowning. Victims aged 60 or older accounted for 65.2% of the deaths, with 24% of total victims being in their 70s. Damage and Business effects
The degree and extent of damage caused by the earthquake and resulting tsunami were enormous, with most of the damage being caused by the tsunami. Estimates of the cost of the damage range well into the tens of billions of US dollars. An estimated 230,000 automobiles and trucks were damaged or destroyed in the disaster. Damage of the Power Station:
>>According to Tōhoku Electric Power (TEP), around 4.4 million households in northeastern Japan were left without electricity. Several nuclear and conventional power plants went offline after the earthquake, reducing TEPCO's (Tokoyo Electricity Power Company)total capacity by 21 GW. >>Japan declared a state of...