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2016 Okawa Elementary School (14 images)

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When the March 11th 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck the north east coast of Japan the students and teachers at Okawa Elementary School must have thought they would be safe from the worst of its effects. The distinctive school buildings were reinforced with steel and stood several kilometres inland from the ocean in a wide rural valley north of Ishinomaki. Perhaps it was that false sense of security that led to the delayed evacuation of the children and ultimately the deaths of 84...
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