Woman who survived tsunami
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Woman talks about tsunami escape

A Japanese woman has spoken about how she grabbed a tree to avoid sinking under water when the tsunami hit.

She said that she later managed to float on a floor mat which drifted nearby. Her daughter was washed away and has not been found.

Japanese national broadcaster NHK says the total number of confirmed deaths now stands at more than 1,300.

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