Japan tsunami hit over 100 designated evacuation sites

April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Tokyo, Apr 13 (ANI): The March 11 tsunami triggered by a massive earthquake, flooded more than 100 evacuation spot designated by local governments in north-eastern Japan.

Many people are believed to have died after fleeing to those sites, which were supposed to be safe areas.

No specific information or data on the actual death toll at those places have been collected so far, the Kyodo News reports.

There have been no attempts to date by citizens to hold the authorities responsible for designating those areas, apparently because the tsunami’s size was unexpected.

The tsunami hit atleast 101 evacuation sites in the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima.

The 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami that struck Japan last month has killed more than 13,000 and left more than 13,500 missing so far. (ANI)

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