Wide-Spread Casualties Still Being Counted

By Scott Sarvay

March 14, 2011 Updated Mar 14, 2011 at 5:39 PM EDT

JAPAN (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - while the second explosion at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Facility added to the overall tension in Japan an estimated 10,000 people are still missing in near by Minamisanriku.

Aftershocks in the area are still quite strong leaving tsunami survivors frightened while they continue searching for lost relatives.

Many have set up makeshift shelters or are sleeping in undamaged cars.

Food and gas have become precious commodities in the most disaster stricken areas. Lines for gas have stretched as far as 10 city blocks.

The Japanese financial markets are working through their own disaster. On Monday alone their market fell more than six percent. In an attempt to help stop the declining market the Bank of Japan injected a record $220 billion to ease concerns of a crash.

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