Dominican officials in quake-hit Japan reported safe

by: - March 11, 2011
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The Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA has reported that Dominicans in Japan are safe, as news unfolds about the ferocious-labeled 8.9 magnitude earthquake that has struck Japan, and triggered a tsunami. News agencies from Japan and around the world have reported that hundreds of people have died as a result of the earthquake while many more are missing. Widespread damage has also been reported across the nation.

But fortunately, two public officers Julian Defoe and Danny Lawrence Bruno, who were attending a training course in Japan, are unharmed, according to Tatsuya Morita, the JICA representative in Dominica. Morita, who admitted being stunned by the news of the earthquake, said: “two Dominican government officials participating in our training course in Japan, they are okay right now.”

He said Bruno is in Japan’s capital, Tokyo, and Defoe of the Fisheries Division, is further away from the epicenter of the earthquake, in an area called Qushu, “it’s really far from the epicenter”. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be sending condolence letters to Japan.

Source: DBS News