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Japanese residents gathered along the north-east coast, remembering the Fukushima disaster

The National 12th March 2018, JAPAN has marked the seventh anniversary of a tsunami that claimed more
than 18,000 lives on the north-east coast and triggered a nuclear disaster
that turned nearby communities into ghost towns.

Residents along the coast gathered outdoors to remember the tragedy as sirens wailed at 2.46pm, the
moment the magnitude-9.0 offshore earthquake that set off the tsunami
struck on March 11 2011. The tsunami overwhelmed sea walls and washed away
buildings, cars and entire neighbourhoods as it swept inland. It knocked
out power at the seaside Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, causing
partial meltdowns in three reactors.


March 14, 2018 - Posted by | general

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