127 Thais rescued from quake-hit Japan

127 Thais rescued from quake-hit Japan

A group of Thai tourists are sent to Fukuoka airport by the Royal Thai embassy, according to images posted by the Tokyo embassy's Facebook page.
A group of Thai tourists are sent to Fukuoka airport by the Royal Thai embassy, according to images posted by the Tokyo embassy's Facebook page.

A total of 127 Thai tourists and students have been rescued from the Oita and Kumamoto prefectures of southern Japan which were struck by powerful twin earthquakes that have killed 41 people.

According to the Facebook page of the Royal Thai embassy in Tokyo, 24 tourists were assisted from the hot springs town of Yufuin and another 87 tourists and students from Beppu in Oita prefecture.

Another 16 tourists and students have been taken from Kumamoto University.

A group was sent to Fukuoka airport as requested while another group comprised mostly of Thai students was sent to Global Arena in Fukuoka as they wanted to monitor the situation before further decision.

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