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New footage of Japan's massive tsunami shown

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New footage of Japan's massive tsunami shown

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In Japan, new footage of last month’s devastating tsunami has been released. The Japanese coast guard disclosed the yet unseen video of the March 11 disaster hitting various port towns along the country’s north east coast.

Some seven weeks on, Japan is still facing its worst crisis since the Second World War after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake prompted the massive 10 metre wave. More than 14,000 people have been officially confirmed dead. Nearly 12,000 are still missing.

Some of the most shocking images were of the runway at Sendai airport, showing hundreds of cars and aircraft being swept away.

The video also included footage of the tsunami devastating Kesennuman, a fishing town in Miyagi Prefecture, where 2000 people perished, a tenth of the town’s population.