I've been following the breaking news in CNN about a major earthquake which hit Northern Japan since Friday, March 11 and it was heartbreaking seeing one after another the disaster that befell the Japanese people. Just within 30 minutes of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake came the tsunami's wrath and latest the increasing of radiation level which can `impact human life'. To date more than 4000 people has perished and thousands more missing.
Amid the devastation and disaster, the Japanese people remains true to their ways, courteous and organize. They queue up for hours very patiently for water and food, no rushing or pushing. Many foreign journalist were impressed with the scenarios and we Malaysian should embrace this attitude in our everyday life.
As the water recede, the land tremble no more and the radiation source contained safely, I hope the Japanese people would get back on their feet and rebuild their life.
Here are some images of the aftermath taken from the CNN special coverage on Japan tsunami. For more stories and images just click here. A picture is worth a thousand words.
|A yacht washed ashore by a huge tsunami sits on top of a building in Otsuchi, Japan. on Monday, March 14|
|A tsunami smashes vehicles and houses in Kesennuma city in Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan on Friday|
|Cars washed inland by the tsunami sit in debris-covered water outside Sendai|
|Five-year-old Neena Sasaki carries family belongings from her destroyed home in Rikuzentakata in Miyagi Prefecture on Tuesday, March 15.|
|Japanese residents queue for food in Sendai.|
|Rescue workers look for missing people who were lost in the tsunami, in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.|
|A Self Defense Forces soldier holds a 4-month-old baby in Ishinomaki city in Miyagi prefecture Monday. The child survived the tsunami with her family|
|Sixty-year-old survivor Hiromitsu Shinkawa spent two days floating on a piece of roof in waters off Fukushima prefecture before being rescued|
|Residents carry supplies as they navigate over damaged vehicles outside a store in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture|
Before and After: Devastation in Japan (images from CNN)
|Minamisanriku in Miyagi, Japan, in 2002, and again after the tsunami in 2011.|
|Kesennuma in Miyagi, Japan, in 2002, and again after the tsunami in 2011.|
|Kashima in Minamisoma, Japan, in 2003, and again after the tsunami in 2011|
|Otomo in Rikuzentakata, Japan, in 2005, and again after the tsunami in 2011.|
|Fujitsuka in Sendai, Japan, in 2008, and again after the tsunami in 2011.|
|Airport in Sendai, Japan, in 2003, and again after the tsunami in 2011|