Bells and sirens as Japan marks tsunami anniversary, pledges recovery

Japan observed a moment of silence to commemorate the eighth anniversary of 2011’s tsunami, earthquake and nuclear meltdown, reports Reuters.

Bells rang, and people prayed to mark the moment (2:46pm) the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck, setting off the tsunami that killed more than 20,000 people. Promises of reconstruction and remembrance were made by victims and politicians.

Approximately 14,000 people are still homeless from the disaster.

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