Monday March 14th, 2011
FUKUSHIMA SURVIVOR FOUND TEN MILES OUT TO SEA
The horror of the Japanese tsunami has cast a dark shadow over the weekend but one story has brought a small chink of light to the tragedy. Two days after the disaster Hiromitsu Shinkawa has been discovered floating on the roof of his house almost ten miles out to sea. The 60 year old Minamisoma resident was swept out by the massive wave and ended of drifting in waters off the Fukushima prefecture.
Reports state that Mr Shinkawa was conscious and in ‘good condition’ when he was airlifted to hospital by helicopter. The luckiest man in Japan had this to say about his ordeal, 'I ran away after learning that the tsunami was coming... But I turned back to pick up something at home, when I was washed away. I was rescued while I was hanging to the roof from my house.'
With a quickly rising death toll, hundreds of thousands of people believed to be huddled in emergency shelters, aftershocks causing further chaos and fear of a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power plant, experts have predicted a 70% chance of another tsunami.
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