Grim details surrounding Friday's colossal earthquake and ferocious tsunami may be continuing to emerge, but so have some truly inspiring survival stories as well as heroic rescues made by everyday citizens in Japan.
Clips of a new documentary film which aired yesterday show the dramatic rescues of a young woman, along with a father and two children. The three were trapped among the wreckage in the rapidly flooding city of Sendai, situated close to the epicenter of the magnitude-9.0 temblor.
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Watch video of the heroic feats, courtesy of Reuters, below: