40 Thais in disaster-torn Japan's Miyagi demand for evacuation

09:17, March 15, 2011      

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Virasak Futrakul, Thai ambassador to Japan, said on Monday that there had been so far 40 Thais wanting to be evacuated from the hard-hit Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi, to Tokyo.

Thai embassy has already arranged a 60-seater bus for the evacuation mission and cooperated with the police to use special route which helps shorten time, the ambassador said.

The two students and workers trapped on the mountain and could not be contacted will also be rescued, according to Virasak.

Virasak added that Thai investigation team would on Monday go to see local authorities of Miyagi prefecture to find more information about temporary shelters where Thai people might have been staying.

Dry food would also be delivered to the affected Thais as well, the ambassador said.

There are some 30,000 Thais currently living, studying and working across Japan. However, so far there has been no report on casualty of Thai people yet.

Source: Xinhua

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