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Sport Japan. Ten years after the 2011 tsunami, the body of a woman found

07:20  05 march  2021
07:20  05 march  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The body of Natsuko Okuyama, a 61-year-old woman who went missing in the tragedy of March 11, 2011, was found ten years after the Tohoku earthquake.

The remains of a woman who went missing in the devastating and deadly 2011 tsunami in Japan were recently found and identified, police said on Friday, days before the tenth anniversary of the disaster.

"Skeletal pieces, including a skull, were found on February 17" on a beach in Miyagi County (northeast), a local police spokesperson told AFP.

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Dental and DNA analyzes carried out this week by forensic scientists revealed that it was Natsuko Okuyama, a 61-year-old woman who had disappeared in the tragedy of March 11, 2011, the spokesperson said.

2,500 people still missing

The confirmed toll of the 2011 triple disaster in Japan (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident at Fukushima ) stood at 15,899 dead in December 2020, according to Japanese police.

But more than 2,500 people are still officially missing ten years later, preventing many from mourning their loved ones whose bodies have never been found.

Local media quoted Natsuko Okuyama's son as thanking the person who found the remains. "I am extremely happy that my mother was found at the approach of the 10th anniversary" , he said according to the Kyodo news agency.

"It will allow me to put my emotions in order and move forward."

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