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Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO]

03/15/2011 07:59
Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo




Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

A mother tries to talk to her daughter who had been isolated for signs of radiation after evacuating from the vicinity of Fukushima's nuclear plants.

 
Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

She then drops down to talk to the family dog




Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo 

The ruined shoreline of Sendai


Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

Cars burnt out by fires in the wake of the tsunami lined up nearby



Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo 

People line up to get kerosene in Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture

Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

An aerial picture shows the remnants of train tracks in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture



Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

The Japanese army search for bodies in Higashimatsushima City, in Miyagi, the state where up to 10,000 people may have died

Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

Bird's eye view: A photograph of the devastation in Sendai taken from a U.S. military helicopter


 

Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

People walk a road between the rubble of destroyed buildings in Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, three days after the earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 struck



Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

Huge swathes of land were destroyed when the tsunami hit Sendai in Miyagi province, sweeping away everything in its path

Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

Isolated survivors sit around a fire and await help in a makeshift camp near Ishinomaki, northern Japan

 
 
Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

A 'help' sign is written on the ground of Ohara Primary School near a sea coast covered with the rubble in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture


Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

Rescuers, seen from the air, appear tiny when viewed against the backdrop of carnage and devastation. They were searching for victims of the tsunami in Noda village, Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan

 


Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

Upturned cars litter the landscabem buildings have collapsed as Miyagi Prefecture lies in ruins


Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

The process of clearing the wreckage has been slow despite 100,000 troops being deployed to help scour the debris

 

Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

Tsunami has left a scene of devastation that will cost billions to repair



Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

Evacuees, who fled from the vicinity of Fukushima nuclear power plant, rest at an evacuation center set in a gymnasium in Kawamata, Fukushima



Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

U.S. and British search and rescue teams set up a base to bed in for the night in a gymnasium after arriving at the Setamai school in Sumita, northern Japan



Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

100,000 troops are on the ground across Japan searching for bodies with the death toll expected to be in excess of 10,000 once all the bodies have been discovered

 

Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

The scene of devastation seen from the air. Vast areas have been completely wiped off the map by the tsunami


Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

A view of a vast area of tsunami devastated Shizugawa district in Minami Sanriku


Pictures of horror: Aftermath of Japanese disaster [PHOTO] - Asia - Japan - disaster - photo

The town of Minamisanriku town, Miyagi, where 10,000 people are missing


 



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