11 Mar '11, 2pm

Japan quake leaves hundreds dead amid massive damage

Tokyo, Japan: A passenger train with an unknown number of people aboard was unaccounted for in a tsunami-hit part of coastal Japan, Kyodo News reported Friday, citing police. The East Japan Railway Co. train was running near Nobiru Station on the Senseki Line connecting Sendai to Ishinomaki when a massive quake hit, triggering a 10-metre (33-foot) tsunami, the report said. Latest reports from Kyodo News agency say around 200 to 300 bodies were found in a part of Japan's quake and tsunami hit Pacific coast town of Sendai. At Japan's small coastal town of Ofunato -- no stranger to deadly tsunamis through its troubled history -- at least 300 houses destroyed and scores are reported missing. The fishing town of 40,000 people gained tragic world fame in 1960 when it was hit by a huge tsunami triggered by a quake across the Pacific in Chile -- the latest of a string catastrophic...

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