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Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan Grapples With Aftermath Of Massive Earthquake

People look at a devastated area of Minamisanriku, northern Japan, days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the country's east coast. (AP/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto)

People look at a devastated area of Minamisanriku, northern Japan, days after a powerful earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the country's east coast. (AP/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tsuyoshi Matsumoto)

Before last Friday, Minamisanriku was a lively port at the heart of the mountainous Miyagi prefecture, with a population of about 17,000.  But the earthquake struck just 80km from the town, and the resulting tsunami devastated the town, leaving much of the population unaccounted for.

We get the latest from the BBC’s Rachel Harvey.


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