Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Indian relief team at work in tsunami-hit areas of Miyagi in Japan

A 46-member Indian relief and rehabilitation team has been working in the tsunami-affected areas of Japan since March 28, carrying out relief work in some of the worst-hit areas of Miyagi prefecture.
The team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was sent by the Government after Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
This is the first time that a team from the NDRF has been deployed in an emergency situation abroad.
A press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said the team has set up base in the town of Rifu-Cho, about 365 kms north east of Tokyo and is presently working in the town Onagawa.
They have contributed to the relief effort by recovering bodies and valuables and clearing debris, the release said.
The work of the team has been appreciated by the Japanese people and the Government of Japan, the release added.

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