Tynedale teacher caught in Japan quake
Last updated at 13:45, Friday, 18 March 2011
A Haydon Bridge teacher caught up in the horrors of the Japanese earthquake, has described the “pure evil” of one of the world’s largest and most catastrophic natural disasters.
Michael Armstrong, who lives in Tokyo with his wife and two children, has been advised to flee the capital city to escape deadly radiation emanating from the shattered Fukushima nuclear plant.
For now, he has decided to stay put. And he is supporting some friends who will take an aid truck to the heart of the Fukushima area to take vital supplies to those hit by the disaster.
The truck will be loaded with baby food, nappies and other essential items.
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First published at 13:00, Friday, 18 March 2011
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