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Video footage of the Distruction of the port city of Kesennuma by the tsunami that hit Japan this past Friday.

Amateur footage demonstrates the frightening speed with which Friday’s tsunami destroyed the city of Kesennuma, Japan. At first a trickle of water creeps down a street. The stream quickly becomes a torrent as the 33ft-tsunami triggered by Japan’s strongest ever earthquake sweeps into the city. Sirens wail as cars and debris are swept down the […]

Japan tsunami and earthquake – live coverage

• Explosion reported at nuclear plant
• Death toll said to be more than 1,300
• Tsunami engulfs northern port of Sendai and islands
• Around 50,000 rescuers have been deployed

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Fukushima nuclear plant blast puts Japan on high alert

• Warnings of possible meltdown amid radiation leaks
• Tens of thousands evacuated after plant explosion
• Up to 1,300 killed in earthquake and tsunami

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Explosion at Japanese nuclear plant – video

Footage of the blast at the Fukushima Daiichi No 1 nuclear plant in north-east Japan which is under a state of emergency after the earthquake and tsunami