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  1. 1 18-03-2011


  • Reporter: None credited
  • Date: 2011-03-18
  • Score: 7
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  • Reporting faults and errors: Caption on pic 5 of 20 - "In Sendai the full scale of the disaster could be seen from the air. Few buildings remain standing in the city that was home to some million people." Accompanying a picture of Minami Sanriku.
  • Description: Suggesting that a city of a million people has been almost completely wiped out and accompanying it with a picture of a town of 20,000 people whilst there are BBC journalists on the ground in Sendai is grossly irresponsible.
  • JPquake Editor: SR