Japan Tsunami Survivor
March 14, 2011 by WorldPost
Japan Tsunami Survivor, In a remarkable story of survival after Friday’s earthquake in Japan, the troops have rescued a 60-year-old man who floated on the sea on the roof of his house after the tsunami struck. The earthquake of magnitude 9.0 has sent a wave of 10 meters thanks to soaring towns and cities, picking up houses, cars and ships in its path.
Hiromitsu Shinkawa was pulled from the sea about km off the city Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture, after he was spotted waving a red rag, the BBC reports.
Mr. Shinkawa told his rescuers the tsunami struck as he and his wife went home to gather a few possessions after the earthquake, and his wife had died.
Other survivors recounted the painful moments of loss that the tsunami struck.
Etsuko Oyama of Rikusentakata in Iwate Prefecture said she grabbed a support with one hand and held onto her daughter to another, but he lost his grip in the wonderful spirit, and his daughter was washed away.
The Japanese public broadcaster NHK said a doctor working in a hospital five floors in Minamisariku – now called the city that has disappeared – told how the tsunami flooded the hospital, reaching the fourth floor.
Approximately 100 patients were in hospital at the time but staff says they could evacuate the patients on the fourth floor.
The doctor said the broadcaster third of those have been evacuated. The others are still missing.
The agony continues for an Australian teacher, who may have radiation poisoning from the explosion of a nuclear Japan, despite its safe arrival at home yesterday.
Tests on the hospital 27-year-old Emily Peck have not yet revealed whether it was exposed to fallout from the reactor Fukushima. It can be referred to a specialist in nuclear radiation in Brisbane.
Of more concern to Ms. Peck, who lived and taught near the nuclear plant, is the fate of his friends, colleagues and students left Japan.
“I’m really, really worried for them,” she said yesterday after he fled on a flight from Tokyo to the Gold Coast.
An emotional and exhausted Mrs Peck received warm tears of his parents, Kerry and Dixie. The couple, from Bathurst in New South Wales, had been marking the 65th anniversary of Mr. Peck with a Gold Coast holiday when the earthquake has trapped their daughter.
Mr. Peck spoke an agonizing wait 10 hours for word that Emily was alive.
“We have a text to say” There was this big earthquake, but do not worry, I’m safe and we are waiting for the tsunami, “he said.” Communications have declined while she survived the earthquake, we did not know if it was hit by the tsunami.
“We thought the worst … Then came the news about power plants (nuclear).
“We were worried sick.”
Terrified, Mrs. Peck took Twitter to ask for help and was taken to safety by colleagues just before the nuclear power plant exploded. “I was in Koriyama, which is 70 km from the factory, so I’m just hoping that there was no leakage (radiation) before the explosion … But I do not know for sure. ”
After only three hours sleep in three days, Ms. Peck has spent about six hours at Tweed Heads Hospital yesterday waiting for blood tests. “Doctors do not know, they’ll remember,” she said. “They said if it is low radiation exposure, it does not show sometimes for years, it could be that I have not been exposed to all -. I hope it does.
“I’ll stick around (on the Gold Coast) for a few days because there is apparently an expert on nuclear radiation in Brisbane I might have to see if there are concerns with the testing.”
Ms. Peck said she feared for friends, colleagues and students of secondary school, she taught in Fukushima. “I’ll do everything I can to help them,” she said.
Ms. Peck said she would consider returning to Japan, “If I have to return to a city.”
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