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CNN: Search for missing continues in Japan as death toll rises

Tokyo (CNN) — As searches for thousands of missing continued Saturday, police in Japan said nearly 7,200 people had died since the monster earthquake and ensuing tsunami struck.

On Saturday morning 7,197 people were confirmed dead, according to Japan’s National Police Agency. An additional 10,905 people were missing and 2,611 were injured, the agency said.

While efforts accelerated Saturday to restore power to cooling systems at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the focus shifted toward rebuilding in some parts of the country hardest hit by the temblor and the devastating wall of water that followed.

“We need to go forward,” Rikuzentakata Mayor Futoshi Toba told construction workers, according to Kyodo News.

Crews began building hundreds of temporary, pre-fabricated housing units in the coastal city, the agency said….Read More

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