A huge tsunami is feared to have killed hundreds of people as it swept over coastal Japan sfter the country's biggest earthquake on record. The 8.9 magnitude megaquake caused a 33ft wave that hit the port of Sendai City, sending ships crashing into the shore and carrying cars and buildings through streets.
Other coastal and low-lying areas in the northeastern regioan were also inundated. Police there say betweeb 200 to 300 bodies have been found on the coast, according to news report in Japan. The official death toll stands at 88, with 349 people missing. However, Kyodo news agency estimates the death toll at more than 1,000. Two passenger trains are unaccounted for, a dam in Fukushima prefecture broke and wahed away numerous homes, and a mahor explosion occured at a Sendai petrochemical complex.