SENDAI, Japan (AP) -- Hundreds of police fanned out into a no go zone again today near Japan's crippled nuclear power plant in an intensified search for tsunami victims' bodies.
Police, many mobilized from Tokyo and wearing white radiation gear and blue gloves, used their hands or small shovels to dig for bodies.
They struggled to bring remains across the rubble to vans and minibuses that would take them to the nearest morgue. Each body was carefully hosed off to rid it of radiation before being placed in the vehicles.
Meanwhile, a strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan late yesterday, killing two people and piling more misery on the tsunami-affected region.
The 7.1-magnitude tremor was the strongest since the March 11 9.0 quake. It generated no tsunami and largely spared the region's nuclear plants.