Death toll in Japan’s earthquake may reach 10,000

The death toll from a devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan on Friday may climb to 10,000 people, local police said on Sunday.

The 8.9-magnitude quake that struck about 373 kilometers from the capital Tokyo sparked a tsunami that hit the Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, sweeping away houses and cars.

TOKYO, March 13 (RIA Novosti) 

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