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Road shreds! The road to the disaster area I chose

(Volunteer record of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake ➀)

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake that happened 25 years ago.

I still remember occasionally.

On that day, a big shaking trembled in the middle of the night.

I was staying at a part-time job and rushed out with everyone.

After that, tattered Kobe is projected on TV one after another.

A friend who works with me worries and calls the parents' house in Kobe, but cries "I can't connect".

I suddenly cross my head.

Is my friend in Kobe okay?

When that happens, I can't wait to stay.

The next day, I packed my supplies in a backpack and headed to Kobe.

I don't know how far I can go by bike or bicycle.

I took the train as close as possible and walked afterwards.

I want to arrive as soon as possible.

Which way should I choose?

The highway is broken and the road is fragmented.

Rescue vehicles such as fire trucks and ambulances are given priority on the barely accessible roads.

The road may be dangerous as debris and glass fragments are scattered.

Then, start walking on the tracks where the train is not running.

Most people go in the opposite direction to mine.

I was walking down and looking down as if it was during the war.

I will never forget that sight.

Born in a country with many earthquakes, both water damage and the COVID-19 are prevalent.

What should I do as a parent?

I am alive, always asking questions.


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