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Japanese people's resilience commendable: PM

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Expressing sympathy for the affected people of Japan on the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Japanese people's resilience was really commendable.

"On the fifth anniversary of Great East Japan earthquake, India offers deep sympathy to those affected. We admire the resilience of people of Japan," Modi said.

The Great East Japan earthquake - also known as Tohoku earthquake and tsunami - struck in 2011 and left close to 16,000 people dead, more than 6,000 injured and 2,562 people missing.

It was an undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan with its origin in Tohoku region. The 9-magnitude quake stayed for six minutes, resulting in huge damage including the Fukushima nuclear station meltdown.

First Published: Fri, March 11 2016. 17:16 IST