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Japan’s Sanriku railway badly hit

04-29-2011 20:01 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

Japan's northeastern Sanriku Railway has been badly hit by last month's massive earthquake and tsunami. Even after a month, there has been little progress with its rebuilding.

Many stations, viaducts and rails belonging to Sanriku Railway were severely damaged in the twin disaster. In some hardest-hit areas, such as Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures, people have become more reliant on public transport because they lost all their cars and houses.

But the capacity of the trains is only one tenth of its former scale. It will take 16 billion yen to return the service to full operation. The Japanese government is only able to provide a quarter of that amount.

Train Driver, Sanriku Railway said, "When the twin disaster hit,I was hurt and bleeding a lot. I had 12 stitches. After a month, I now go to hospital twice a week. Back then, there was two trains running to the North and South. Luckily all the trains and other train crew are fine."

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Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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