Video roundup: Chaos in Japan
Japan just can’t seem to catch a break this past week, as it recovers from an 8.9-magnitude earthquake, which triggered a massive tsunami that flooded and crushed cities across the country’s northeast.
Authorities also raced to prevent multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns amid mass evacuations and radioactive contamination fears.
In the south, a volcano erupted ash and boulders after a couple weeks of inactivity.
Since the chaos began, 10,000 people are feared dead and one Canadian is confirmed as a victim.
Here is a look at a roundup of the best videos on the disaster in Japan.
1. ‘Words fail me’
A Japanese woman recounts fleeing in her car from the massive tsunami waves. The BBC sends a correspondent to some of the hardest-hit areas to see the destruction up close.
2. Giant whirlpool
Just as it sounds – a giant whirlpool of a tsunami sweeps over Japan. Watch as a boat sits near the centre.
3.Waves crush sailboats
Waves crush sailboats In amazing footage, boats are tossed around in water as if they weigh nothing, several of them flipping over and being crushed against a bridge.
Massive waves flood over the edge of the water onto a nearby road and parking lot.
4. Tsunami, as it happened
Watch the tsunami waves wash onto land, flood agricultural fields and cause explosions.
5. Volcano erupts
In Southern Japan, a volcano erupts ash, boulders and huge black clouds of smoke.