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Video of Japan tsunami ravaging through port full of ships

The overwhelming majority of the dead as a result of the earthquake in Japan became victims of tsunamis. For instance according to the authorities of the Miyagi prefecture, the hardest hit by the tsunami, the wave of 20 metres high in some places tolled the lives of over 96 percent of the total number of the dead. Meanwhile, the number of victims of the April 11 quake topped 13,800 people. According to official data on Sunday, the number of the dead in 12 stricken Japanese prefectures totalled 13,802 people and missing 14,129. More than 4,928 people were wounded. People died mostly in the prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate. The search work continues, including inside the evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima-1 nuclear plant where, according to rescuers, several thousand bodies may remain.

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