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Eight and a half years of solitary deaths have increased since the Great East Japan Earthquake | NHK News

2019-09-10T21:29:05.775Z

It has been 8 and a half years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the accident at TEPCO and Fukushima Daiichi NPS. Nearly 100% of disaster public housing where people affected by the disaster live ...



8 years and a half since the Great East Japan Earthquake Increased solitary death September 11, 6:27

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It has been 8 and a half years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the accident at TEPCO and Fukushima Daiichi NPS. Disaster public housing inhabited by disaster victims is almost 100% complete, but there is an increasing number of lonely deaths that can be seen without anyone else, as well as stability of living and regional recovery.

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the Tohoku region, and a tsunami exceeding 10 meters in height struck, resulting in the complete destruction of more than 120,000 houses. Three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant The meltdown occurred.

According to the Reconstruction Agency, the disaster public housing built in the three prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, etc. has completed more than 29,000 houses, or 99.5% of the plan as of the end of July. I'm starting to live.

On the other hand, when NHK interviewed three prefectures, there were at least 222 people who died lonely without being seen by anyone in disaster public housing.

Of these, more than half have died since last year, and the number has increased recently, and how to interact with the community is an issue.

The number of residents in prefabricated temporary housing, which was more than 110,000, decreased to 1248 as of the end of last month, but some people still continue to be inconvenient because the construction work on the surrounding residential land has not been completed. The

In coastal areas, with the exception of urban areas such as Sendai, the population has continued to decline since before the earthquake, and there has been a decline in work related to reconstruction, affecting the local economy. And regional recovery remains a challenge.

There are 18,429 people missing.

To date, there have been 18,429 dead and missing persons.

The number of so-called “earthquake-related deaths” that died due to evacuation has exceeded 3,700, and the number of deaths and missing persons including “related deaths” has exceeded 22,000.

According to the National Police Agency, 9542 people died in Miyagi, 4675 in Iwate, 1614 in Fukushima, 24 in Ibaraki, 21 in Chiba, 7 in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Tochigi There are 4 people each, 3 people in Aomori Prefecture, 2 people in Yamagata Prefecture, and 1 person each in Hokkaido and Gunma Prefecture.

Ninety-nine percent of those who died have been identified, but 59 are still unknown.

In addition, there are 1,218 people missing in Miyagi prefecture, 1,113 people in Iwate prefecture, 196 people in Fukushima prefecture, two people in Chiba prefecture, and one person each in Aomori prefecture and Ibaraki prefecture.

On the other hand, according to the Reconstruction Agency, the so-called “earthquake-related death” that died due to the deterioration of physical condition due to evacuation life was 2272 in Fukushima, 928 in Miyagi, 467 in Iwate, and Ibaraki. There are 4723 people in Chiba Prefecture, 4 people in Chiba Prefecture, 3 people each in Kanagawa Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture, 2 people in Yamagata Prefecture, and 1 person each in Tokyo and Saitama Prefectures.

In Fukushima Prefecture and Ibaraki Prefecture, the number of people who died from “earthquake-related deaths” exceeds the number of people who died due to the direct effects of the earthquake and other earthquakes.

The total number of deaths and missing persons due to the Great East Japan Earthquake totals 22,152, including “earthquake-related deaths”.

Source: nhk

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