Police search for bodies in Fukushima aftermath


On April 20, police have began the search for bodies near the Fukushima Daiichi plant in order to bring closure to families. With more than 11,800 people missing after the earthquake and tsunami fiasco, I imagine there are thousands of families that have no idea what became of their loved ones. Finding bodies may be the saddest outcome, but at least it makes things final.

While radiation in the area has decreased since March, the police had to search in protective gear. The images look more apocalyptic than I would like. Asahi TV was allowed to record the search, likely in effort to comfort the Japanese people about the efforts being made, as this coincides with National Police Agency Chief Takaharu Ando coming to give his men and women a pep talk regarding their continuing search.

Hit the jump below to see the news clip recorded by Asahi TV. I wonder when Japan will be able to move past this crisis. The wreckage is pretty devastating from the looks of things, and I imagine it might be awhile.

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