10 Apr '11, 3am

The families of victims of the March 11 Japan disasters will receive about S$5.2k for each member killed or missing

The families of victims of the March 11 Japan disasters will receive about S$5.2k for each member killed or missing

A survivor picks up a car tire near his damaged house at a devastated area in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The families of victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami will receive 350,000 yen (S$5,191) for each member killed or still missing. -- PHOTO: AP THE families of victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake will receive 350,000 yen (S$5,191) for each member who was killed or is still missing, according to a decision by the Japanese Red Cross Society and three other organisations that have been accepting cash donations. A committee established to distribute the donations - comprising the organisations and prefectural governments of 15 disaster-affected prefectures - decided on Friday how the first 50 billion yen in donations would be used. The committee is chaired by Tsutomu Hotta, president of the Sawayaka Welfare Foundation. The money was to be first transfe...

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