14,000 still missing one month after Japan's quake-tsunami

Tokyo, Apr 11 (ANI): One month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, nearly 14,000 people are still missing and workers are still struggling to regain the control of the crippled nuclear power plant.

About 151,000 survivors are staying in 2,300 shelters, but work to build temporary housing has made little progress amid massive amounts of rubble, including boats left on the rooftops of destroyed buildings.

According to The Kyodo, Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan has planned to hold a press conference to explain his government's action to help local people reconstruct ravaged areas, bring the radiation-emitting Fukushima Daiichi power plant under control and to boost the battered economy.

A massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11 this year. The country is facing the worst natural disaster that has claimed more than 13,000 lives. (ANI)