Miracle of the baby girl plucked from the rubble: Four-month-old reunited with her father after incredible rescue
For three days, the child’s frantic family had believed she was lost to them for ever.
But yesterday, for a brief moment, the horrors of the disaster were brightened by one helpless baby’s story of survival. Soldiers from the Japanese Defence Force had been going from door to door pulling bodies from the devastated homes in Ishinomaki, a coastal town northeast of Sendai. Most of the victims were elderly, unable to escape the destructive black tide. But for this precious moment, at least, it was only the child who mattered to the team of civil defence troops who found her. Jesu Ose Oh!