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Hiromi Tsuchida

Hiroko Yamashita (18 at the time) was at home. 800 meters from the hypocenter. She and her six-year-old brother were caught under the house as it collapsed. After rescuing her brother, she sought refuge elsewhere in the fire-ravaged town. On August 21, her younger brother died. Around August 25, when her mother combed her hair, all of it fell out with only three strokes.