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  • With so many bodies, the government on Monday waived a rule requiring permission first from local authorities before cremation or burial to speed up funerals, said Health Ministry official Yukio Okuda.

    Tide of bodies overwhelms quake-hit Japan →

  • "The current situation is so extraordinary, and it is very likely that crematoriums are running beyond capacity," Mr. Okuda said. "This is an emergency measure. We want to help quake-hit people as much as we can."

    Tide of bodies overwhelms quake-hit Japan →

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