11 Mar '11, 11pm

At least 402 people were killed in the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, over 1,000 feared dead

Fears rose for greater losses as reports came in of a ship with 100 people swept away, several trains missing, and a dam break flooding more homes. The defence ministry said about 1,800 homes in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, were destroyed, while in Sendai authorities said 1,200 houses were toppled by the tsunami. -- AFP

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