Friday, November 04, 2011

Tsunami Footage

Yu Muroga was doing his job making deliveries when the 11 March 2011 earthquake hit in Japan. Unaware, like many people in the area, of how far inland the Tsunami would travel, he continued to drive and do his job. The HD camera mounted on his dashboard captured not only the earthquake, but also the moment he and several other drivers were suddenly engulfed in the Tsunami. He escaped from the vehicle seconds before it was crushed by other debris and sunk underwater. His car and the camera have only recently been recovered by the police. The camera was heavily damaged but a video expert was able to retrieve this footage.

See footage here.

I imagined that I would be scared BIG-TIME if I were in a car with my two boys, drifting away in that situation. I would hold them tight and say a prayer. My life would flash before my eyes. "This is it"...

It's amazing to be alive. And safe.


Kean Hong said...

wonder what happend to that guy who left the car after he saw the sea water rushing toward his car?

Ally said...

Dunno... no news leh. Sad hor.