Friday, April 15, 2016

Cabin crew in earthquake prone Japan

The earthquake in Southern Japan (Kumamoto) last night has killed 9 people with hundreds injured. The quake measured 7 on the Richter scale.
The crew that nightstop in Fukuoka which is about 95 km away is safe.

This quake reminds me of a story of another that happened some years ago in Osaka. In the early phase of the quake, 2 stewardesses and 1 steward ran down to the hotel lobby. In panic, they asked the security office what should they do to remain safe. The officer told them to embrace one of the hotel's pillar tightly. The 3 of them obeyed the instruction. Amazingly the tremor subsided. By then many hotel guests had descended to the lobby. They had a good laugh when they saw the 3 crew holding onto the pillar.
We do not know whether the security officer was serious when he gave the instruction or whether he was joking.

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