The numbers of dead and injured people in Japan from the earthquake that struck the north-east of the country on 11 March is increasing, Japanese police stated that the death toll reached 9079, the number of dead and injured to 2633 people while 12,782 remain missing.

Control operations of the nuclear disaster in the Fukushima nuclear power plant continues, where firefighters are using water pumps in an attempt to cool the reactors, while experts try hard to restore electricity to the compound of Fukushima to restore the cooling system.