Japanese bury disaster victims en masse

Tsunami survivors in devastated towns along Japan’s northeast coast buried their dead in makeshift graves en masse Wednesday as workers at Fukushima’s overheated nuclear plant struggled to cool down the crippled facility.

With supplies of fuel and ice dwindling, officials have abandoned cremation in favor of quick, simple burials in a show of pragmatism over tradition. Some are buried in bare plywood caskets and others in blue plastic tarps, with no time to build proper coffins. The bodies will be dug up and cremated once crematoriums catch up with the glut, officials have assured families. Read More

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