16 Mar '11, 4am

Half of the 17,000 people who once lived in Japanese town of Minamisanriku have been missing since the tsunami

Half of the 17,000 people who once lived in Japanese town of Minamisanriku have been missing since the tsunami

Around half of the 17,000 people who once lived in Minamisanriku have been missing since the giant wall of water generated by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake - the biggest ever recorded in Japan - smashed into the coastal town. The surge obliterated nearly everything in its path for at least 1km inland. So far, 1,000 bodies have been recovered in the town, located in a seemingly sheltered valley on the country's north-east coast. -- PHOTO: AP MINAMISANRIKU (Japan) - TOMEKO Sato spent two agonising days searching for her daughter after the giant waves crashed ashore. They are now looking for 10 missing relatives in the wasteland they once called home. Some of them lived near the spot where Sato is standing in the Japanese fishing town of Minamisanriku, but all that remains to indicate there were ever any homes here in the muddy flood plain are concrete foundations. 'I haven't be...

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