Russian rescuers in Japan move to Ishinomaki

Russian rescue workers have moved to another quake-affected area in Japan, the city of Ishinomaki, where they are also searching for people that have found themselves under the wreckage following a destructive earthquake and tsunami.

According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the search-and-rescue operation is complicated by a large amount of tsunami-brought water. In some places water is as high as 1.5 to 2.0 metres.

Russian rescuers have extracted dozens of dead bodies from under the rubble in the past few days. Russia’s 161-man EMERCOM force is the strongest among foreign rescue teams.  

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