Authorities on Wednesday began an extensive three-day joint search along a part of the coast of tsunami-hit Fukushima Prefecture for the bodies of people still missing since the March 11 disaster.
Some 140 police officers, firefighters and coast guard members are taking part in the search near the port town of Tomioka, NHK reported. All 14,000 residents of the town were evacuated months ago.
Searchers wore protective suits as the area is within the 20-kilometer no-go zone around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Robots equipped with cameras were used to search beneath the water, NHK reported. No bodies were found, authorities said.© Japan Today