The death toll from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and huge tsunami in Japan on March 11 topped 11,000 Monday night, the National Police Agency said.
As of 9 p.m. (noon GMT), a total of 11,004 people were confirmed dead in the disaster that mainly hit the Tohoku northeastern Japan region, the agency said.
The death toll reached 6,692 in hardest-hit Miyagi Prefecture, 3,264 in Iwate Prefecture, north of Miyagi, and 990 in Fukushima Prefecture, south of Miyagi.
Meanwhile, 17,339 people were unaccounted for in six prefectures, including 7,588 in Miyagi, 5,093 in Fukushima and 4,654 in Iwate.
The combined number of dead and missing people came to 28,343.