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  • Fukushima: Japan mourns victims of earthquake and nuclear disaster 10 years on

    March 11, 2021, 5:32 AM CST / Updated March 11, 2021, 9:27 AM CST
    By Arata Yamamoto and Adela Suliman

    TOKYO ? An earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear disaster.

    Japan on Thursday marked 10 years since a triple catastrophe crippled its northeastern region, killing thousands and leaving a trail of devastation that has left many survivors still struggling to piece their lives back together a decade on.

    The magnitude 9.0 quake, the strongest in the country's history, struck March 11, 2011.

    It set off a tsunami that swept far inland, destroying towns and causing meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

    More than 20,000 people are estimated to have died, mostly in the tsunami, and nearly half a million people were displaced as the region suffered the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/f...years-n1260596
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