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Police, firefighters, coast guard search for bodies along Fukushima coast

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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.

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What a grizzly task. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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wow, thank you to these brave men and women for undergoing that terrible task.

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A woman discovered the body of her husband in abandoned car lot yesterday, identified by driving licence and other factor not disclosed. No-one had bothered to check inside the cars!

Maybe all of those should be checked first?

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sad very sad

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A bit late I think. Bodies have a tendency to not stay intact after many months.

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Who on earth would go through and mark these comments as 'bad'? Obviously some loser (not 'looser') who thinks it's fun to spend his/her time just going through threads and doing so, but still. Shame on you!

These people are performing what can only be called an awful task, and any remains they find will be in a horrid state. Thank you to these brave people for doing what they are doing.

JapanGal: "Bodies have a tendency to not stay intact after many months".

Depends on the conditions, but yes. Even so, there may still be remains, and those remains might be wearing clothes or have marks or can be identified by other means, which would mean more people accounted for. In any case, they are brave to go into the destruction, and so near the plant to boot.

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The story about the man's body being found in a car in storage was despicable. As usual they were checking lists of missing cars and not cross referencing them with missing people. Poor bloke had been in storage since March.

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A very sad & yes, grisly task. I wish those brave workers peace in the knowledge that they are doing a very honourable & neccessary service.

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smithinjapanNOV. 10, 2011 - 12:25PM JST Who on earth would go through and mark these comments as 'bad'? Obviously some loser (not 'looser') who thinks it's fun to spend his/her time just going through threads and doing so, but still. Shame on you!

Totally agree with you bro, some people i just don't know. Shame on them for sure.

This is a very tough task for the people searching the coastline. Hats off to them!

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