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Mr. Masatada Asaeda
age: 43 ; occupation: city hall staff worker; family: wife and three children
age: 9; on school grounds (1,500 meters from the hypocenter); elder sister died, mother and two sisters injured.

“I ran back home crying my mother’s name. Wandering around, I heard the voice of my elder sister calling my name. I was astonished to see her standing covered with blood. I looked at myself, and saw the skin of my hands and legs peeled and hanging down. I started crying again in fear.” (written at age 15)

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Hiromi Tsuchida