Disaster | Rescue workers and aid groups rush to help victims of Japan's worst earthquake on record
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/11/11, 05:59 pm
A colossal tsunami followed the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan on Friday, devastating coastal communities and killing at least hundreds. Authorities expected the death toll to rise as rescue workers reached hardest-hit communities, and Prime Minister Naoto Kan declared: "The earthquake has caused major damage in broad areas of northern Japan."