The stranded boat in the aftermath of the tsunami
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Japan: Stranded tsunami ship to be scrapped

A Japanese town has decided to scrap a marooned fishing boat which has become a symbol of the devastating 2011 tsunami, officials say.

Residents of Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture voted to scrap the Kyotoku Maru No 18 - swept inland by a giant wave triggered by a strong earthquake.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 13 Aug 2013
  • From the section Asia
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