22 Mar '11, 9am

An American teacher was among those killed in Japan's quake and tsunami disaster.

An American teacher was among those killed in Japan's quake and tsunami disaster.

In July 17, 2010 photo provided the Anderson family, Taylor Anderson (right) poses with one of her students in Ishinomaki, Japan, where she taught English. Anderson's family said in a statement that the US Embassy in Japan on Monday, March 21, 2011 informed them by telephone of the discovery of their 24-year-old daughter's body. -- PHOTO: AP OSAKA - AN AMERICAN teacher was among those killed in Japan's quake and tsunami disaster, a local official said Tuesday - the first confirmed death of a US national in the calamity. Taylor Anderson, 24, had taught English to schoolchildren in the now-devastated coastal city of Ishinomaki in north-east Japan, an official at Miyagi Prefectural Government told AFP. She survived the quake but was believed to be riding her bicycle when the giant wave hit, sweeping her away along with thousands of other victims. Her parents, Andy and Jean An...

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