Japanese tsunami video recovered from a car wreck

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Sun, 2011-09-11 09:24 by Hans-Georg

Yu Muroga was doing his job making deliveries when the 11-March-2011 earthquake hit in Japan. Unaware, like many people in the area, of how far inland the tsunami would travel, he continued to drive and do his job.

The HD camera mounted on his dashboard captured not only the earthquake, but also the moment he and several other drivers were suddenly engulfed in the flood.

He escaped from the vehicle seconds before it was crushed by other debris and sunk underwater.

His car and the camera have only recently been recovered by the police. The camera was heavily damaged, but a video expert was able to retrieve this footage.

This is the complete Japanese television newscast in resolutions up to HD 1080p. Skip to 2:50 if you are only interested in the original tsunami footage.