Lok Sabha mourns Tsunami deaths in Japan

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha Monday mourned the death of thousands of people in the devastating earthquake and the subsequent Tsunami that struck Japan on Friday last.

"The House expresses its heartfelt condolences to the people of Japan for the tragic loss of life and largescale damage to property wreaked by this catastrophe," Speaker Meira Kumar said.

The members then observed silence for a while as mark of respect to the memory of the departed.

A massive earthquake struck off Japan's north-eastern coast on March 11 triggering a devastating Tsunami in the region that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships and cars and in the process killing thousands of people.