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Death toll rises in Japan

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JAPAN (WKOW) -- Officials in Japan say the official death toll from Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami has risen to about 2,800.

Crews just found 1,000 bodies washed up along the Miyagi coastline. The tides are starting to return to normal, so the settling waters are revealing many bodies previously washed out to sea. The police chief says he expects the number to climb to more than 10,000 in Takajo, alone.

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