Thousands missing in Japanese town

Minami Sanriku, now buried under sea of mud, among worst hit following quake and tsunami.



    The catastrophe in Japan is so far known to have claimed 1,400 lives.

    Minami Sanriku appears to be one of the worst hit coastal towns.  It now lies buried under a sea of mud, with 10,000 of its residents unaccounted for.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay has more.

    SOURCE: Al jazeera


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