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Discovery: Tsunami 2

July 11th, 2011

Episode 72 of 565 episodes

Around 25,000 died in the tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 this year. The authorities had built defences against possible tsunamis and prepared evacuation plans. But these had not considered the scale of events that actually happened. Roland Pease talks to the experts in Japan about how the science failed the victims. Programme 2 of 3.

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