NDRF team reaches Japan to help in quake relief

A 46-member team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reached Tokyo on Monday morning to help Japaneses authorities in relief and rehabilitation works in tsunami affected areas.

New Delhi: A 46-member team of National
Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reached Tokyo on Monday morning to
help Japaneses authorities in relief and rehabilitation
works in tsunami affected areas.

The team, on their way to the earthquake and tsunami
affected areas in the Miyagi Prefecture, is carrying special
equipments to facilitate their operation, Ministry of External
Affairs said here today.

A medical doctor and two paramedics are also
accompanying the team, which will be based in worst-affected
Sendai area, to attend to any medical emergencies.

The team has wide experience in dealing with natural
disasters in India and abroad and was expected to remain in
Japan for around 10 days, Public Diplomacy department of MEA
said.

After the devastating magnitude-9 quake and tsunami on
March 11, leaving more than 27,000 people dead or
unaccounted for, Japan is struggling to avert nuclear meltdown
even as the radiation levels are increasing by each passing
day.

PTI

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