Owner happily reunited with tsunami-stranded dog

A dog that was rescued from debris off Japan’s tsunami-battered northeast coast has been reunited with its owner on Monday.

NHK has reported that the two-year-old dog, named Ban, jumped into the arms of her owner in Miyagi prefecture, the port town that had been severely hit in the March 11 disaster.

A Japan Coast Guard rescue unit picked up the dog after spotting it floating in the ocean on the top of the roof of a house two kilometres from Kesennuma.

The woman told NHK: “I recognised her immediately after seeing her face. I am happy that she seems healthy. I want to cherish her when I take her back.”

Thousands of people are still missing after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck.


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