Death toll rises to 59 following Japan quake and tsunami

By REUTERS
March 11, 2011 15:15

 
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At least 59 people have been killed in Japan following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck the country Friday, broadcaster NHK said.

NHK also said that many people were missing.

The extent of the destruction along a lengthy stretch of Japan's coastline suggested the death toll could rise significantly.

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