Rescue South Africa says a South African rescue team will leave for Japan to help with relief efforts following a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit the country's east coast.
Rescue South Africa spokesperson, Ian Scher, says the organisation has put a team of a maximum of 50 people to go to the quake-hit north-eastern part of Japan where a tsunami struck the coast of Miyagi prefecture.
He states that: “This is largely funded by the private sector. People like Netcare have sponsored R1 million, Discovery have sponsored R500 000, Econet Wireless have sponsored R1 million, MTN R500 000, and Core Group have sponsored R250 000.”
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