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Debris from the Japan tsunami arrives in Canada

Some personal items lost by people in the Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami in March have been seen washed up on the coast of British Columbia.

Residents living in the town of Tofino on Vancouver Island have seen Japanese water bottles and lumber with Japanese export stamps on it, as well as socks and toothbrushes.

Perry Schmunk, the mayor of Tofino, told Radio 5 live Breakfast that these are just the first items and that more are expected to be shifted by ocean currents in 2014.

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Breakfast broadcasts weekdays 0600 to 0900 on Radio 5 live.

  • 28 Dec 2011
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