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According to the research by Mainichi newspaper, the number of deaths in Fukushima Prefecture caused mainly by stress from the nuclear disaster reached 1,539 at the end of August 2013. This almost equals the 1,599 deaths due directly to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

There are 109 cases waiting to be examined whether the cause of the death is due to fatigue, stress and aggravated health conditions while living in evacuation shelters and temporary housing.If this number is added, deaths attributed by post-disaster stress surpass the number of those killed directly by the March 11, 2011 quake and tsunami.

There have been cases of Fukushima residents whose health conditions worsened due to extended periods living as evacuees,and most of people who died by the post disaster stress are over 60 years old.

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Stress-induced deaths in Fukushima top those from 2011 natural disasters (Mainichi Newspaper)

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