Most Victims of Japan Disaster Aged Above 65

by Sheela Philomena on  April 20, 2011 at 2:41 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
More than half of Japan tsunami and earthquake victims were aged 65 or older, reveals data.

The data released by the National Police Agency, over 95 percent of deaths reported in Miyagi Prefecture alone resulted from drowning under the tsunami.
 Most Victims of Japan Disaster Aged Above 65
Most Victims of Japan Disaster Aged Above 65

According to Kyodo News, the data showed that out of 9,112 killed in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Pefecture, 4,990 or 54.8 percent were aged 65 or older.

Separate data compiled by the police in Miyagi Prefecture, showed that out of 8,015 deaths in the prefecture, 95.8 percent or 7,676, resulted from drowning.

Source: ANI

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These data just shows that there are more people ages 65 and above in Japan. They have an inverted pyramid population wherein there are more older persons compared to younger ones.
ennairam_23 Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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