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Plaintiffs in the Okawa Elementary tsunami death lawsuit are appealing to a higher court despite winning a lower court ruling that ordered local authorities to pay them ¥1.4 billion ($13.7 million) in damages.

The families of the kids killed by the March 2011 tsunami at the school in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, filed the appeal Wednesday with the Sendai High Court in response to appeals made earlier by the Miyagi prefectural and Ishinomaki municipal governments.

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