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Japan quake toll rises to 13,456

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Another 14,851 remain missing
  • Police and troops are sill searching for bodies

Tokyo (CNN) -- The death toll from Japan's historic earthquake and tsunami neared the 13,500 mark Thursday, police reported.

As of 3 p.m. (2 a.m. ET), the number of dead from the disaster stood at 13,456, according to Japan's National Police Agency. Another 14,851 remained unaccounted for, and Japanese police and troops are still combing the ruins of coastal villages in search of more bodies.

A total of 4,902 people have been injured, and another 139,020 have been displaced by the disaster.

Susan Olson contributed to this report for CNN.