8.9 earthquake in Japan: tsunami warnings
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Mar11-11, 10:52 AM
Reports say 88,000 people are missing, with 200-300 bodies already found.
Just around the Sendai city area:
Police said 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai, the city in Miyagi prefecture, or state, closest to the epicenter. Another 137 were confirmed killed, with 531 people missing. Police also said 627 people were injured.
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Many coastal villages and towns were inundated by flooding. Thousands might have drowned, and
A large section of Kesennuma, a town of 70,000 people in Miyagi, burned furiously into the night with no apparent hope of being extinguished, public broadcaster NHK said.
Clearly, it is very bad and the death toll could be quite high.