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Another S. Korean confirmed dead in Japanese quake
Published : Apr 7, 2011 - 21:59
Updated : Apr 7, 2011 - 21:59

Another South Korean has been confirmed dead in the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday, bringing South Korea's death toll to five.
   
The ministry identified the victim as a 67-year-old surnamed Bae. No further personal details were given.

  The quake struck Japan on March 11, unleashing a gigantic tsunami that swept ships, cars and homes away in the worst disaster to hit the country since World War II.

   Currently, hundreds of thousands of Koreans live in Japan, many of them descendants of Koreans forcibly brought to Japan as laborers during Tokyo's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.

   The ethnic Korean community, however, was later divided into two separate groups, with each supporting South and North Korea, respectively.

(Yonhap News)

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