Death toll rises to 22 after huge earthquake hits Japan

March 11, 2011 11:46

At least 22 people had been killed in a quake and tsunami that hit Japan Friday, Kyodo news agency said.

The extent of the destruction, and the forecast for the tsunami, suggested the death toll could rise significantly.

Friday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake was the biggest to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago.

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