Lancashire quake team find no survivors in Japan

Preston and Leyland Citizen: FLASHBACK The team before they set off FLASHBACK The team before they set off

LANCASHIRE firefighters have been unable to find any survivors so far in two days of ‘grim’ searches of the tsunami-battered Japanese coast.

Six men from the county are part of the 63-strong UK International Search and Rescue team which flew out to Japan at the weekend.

After landing at the US military base of Misawa, they set up camp in Ofunato, 75 miles south, which has a population of 42,000. They are based at a school building on high ground.

Mr Barnes’ wife, Pam, had an update from the disaster zone by satellite phone yesterday. She said: “It is very grim. So far they are looking for survivors, but there has been no good news yet.”

A fire service spokesman said the teams are also assisting with removing bodies from the devastation.

There are also fears over the Fukushima nuclear power station, which is just 130km from where they are based.

Currently the exclusion zone is at 20km.

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11:27pm Wed 16 Mar 11

bankhall says...

what a waste of time these people are the japs dont want them there and are turning them away because they suck up resources and get in the way
what a waste of time these people are the japs dont want them there and are turning them away because they suck up resources and get in the way bankhall
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2:44pm Thu 17 Mar 11

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2:53pm Thu 17 Mar 11

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My Firefighter Poem was intended for the "LANCASHIRE Firefighters", as they're in Japan to lend a helping hand!
Sorry for getting the name wrong at the beginning !
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