DISASTER

Thousands Feared Dead in Japan

More awful news continues in the aftermath of the 23-foot tsunami triggered by a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan: The death toll is likely to surpass 1,000, and a high speed bullet train carrying hundreds and a cruise ship carrying 100 passengers are also reportedly missing. Hundreds of bodies have been found in Sendai city, near the quake’s epicenter, and there were reported deaths in other regions of the nation as well. In an effort to aid the search for missing friends and family, Google has launched a person-finder app, while the Red Cross has offered some other family-finding options.