In our last article, the picture of the remains of the building was shown. This mess of red beams used to be the “Disaster Prevention Center” of Minami Sanriku Town.
Miki Endo, a 24-year old staff of the Center, stayed at her post in the building, repeating her warning, “Tsunami is approaching. Please run away fast,” until the very last moment when the gigantic tsunami struck the building and swept her and her colleagues away.
A report by the Mainichi Shimbun (Mainichi Daily News) says “she did not let go of her microphone, even during the very moment the black wave of the tsunami engulfed the city, so that every last resident could hear her warning call.”
Of the 17,000 residents of the town, 10,000 are feared to be dead, but the 7,000 survivors owe so much to Miki.
Here is the video clip from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) World News featuring the story of Miki Endo ;
(Takashi Tonosaki, Executive Assistant, NCC-JEDRO)
2. NHK World