Yesterday: Japan doctor warns of post-Fukushima fatigue disease — Today’s Headline: Fatigue proving fatal for evacuees
By HIROKO NAKATA
Physical and mental fatigue from the stress of evacuation is believed to be the main cause behind the deaths of those who survived the earthquake and tsunami last March but have died since, according to a survey released Thursday by the Reconstruction Agency.
The agency surveyed the reasons behind the deaths of 529 survivors from Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima [...]
Fatigue from living as evacuees was named as the cause of death for 249 people, or 47 percent, the agency said.
Twenty-one people, or 4 percent, reportedly died because of stress from the nuclear power plant crisis.