From Tsunami to Terror Attack
New Zealand born Flick Boyd has escaped many disasters. For instance, earthquakes, terror attacks, and even the Tsunami in Japan.
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Talking exclusively to Ginger and Nuts, she said: “it definitely feels like I’m being chased around a bit. I can’t deny it.”
In March 2011, while teaching English in Japan, she experienced one of the worlds largest earthquakes. As a result, a savage tsunami swept across the Japanese mainland. More than ten thousand people were killed, mainly through drowning.
“I’ve still got images in my head of things we saw” added Flick.
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
One of the 15-metre tsunami waves disabled the power supply at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. It caused nuclear meltdowns, hydrogen-air explosions, and the release of radioactive material.
Flick recalls: “There was a lot of uncertainty, fear and panic buying“.
The Kiwi disaster dodger has been back in New Zealand for a few years, however, more tragedy struck in April 2019.
She witnessed the two consecutive terrorist attacks at mosques in Christchurch, which sadly killed 50 people and injured another 50.
“I’m definitely proud of our country for how we have been responding to it” explained Flick.
Prince William recently met survivors of the Christchurch attacks, their families, first responders, and Muslim community leaders at the Al Noor Mosque, the Linwood Islamic Centre, and Christchurch Hospital, where some survivors are still receiving treatment.
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- Live Science: Japan Earthquake & Tsunami of 2011: Facts and Information
- Wikipedia: 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
- Wikipedia:Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
- Wikipedia: Christchurch Mosque Shootings
- Popsugar: Prince William Pays Tribute to Veterans and Victims of Terrorism During New Zealand Tour