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Pinay, daughter among tsunami dead 03/23/2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pinay, daughter among tsunami dead

03/23/2011
A Filipina and her 12-year-old daughter were among the thousands of people who perished in the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that devastated Northeastern Japan on March 11, Depart-ment of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday.

The Fukushima Iwaki Central Police Headquarters informed the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Morioka that the remains of Grace Agnes Oprecio-Hiruta, 45, and daughter Maria were identified by her husband, Masahiro Hiruta.

Police said the cause of their death is tsunami-related.

According to the DFA, the search and rescue team discovered the body of Mrs. Hiruta inside the vicinity of the house of a certain Mr. Suzuki on March 19 in Iwaki City, Fukushima..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110323hed5.html

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