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Japan: Canadian rugby players help Typhoon Hagibis recovery efforts in Kamaishi

0 13.10.2019 Инфо

M/S Rugby players helping with typhoon recovery efforts, Kamaishi
M/S Players holding brooms
M/S Players holding brooms
W/S Players sweeping
M/S Players sweeping
M/S Players carrying container
W/S Players sweeping
W/S Players gathering
M/S Players using shovels
M/S Players using shovels
W/S Players using shovels
M/S Players carrying container inside house
M/S Inside of house
M/S Players cleaning up
C/U Player sweeping
M/S Player sweeping
C/U Player sweeping
M/S Player sweeping
C/U Player sweeping
SOT, Journalist: "What makes you motivated to come here and help tidy up?"
SOT, Peter Nelson, Canadian rugby player: "Just seeing the devastation around the place. We obviously got our game cancelled today and we were really looking forward to it. But I guess in times like this this is a lot more important than rugby and when we got here we saw people's houses absolutely destroyed, the water up the walls and we are just trying to do our small, very small part to try and help them in any way we can."
M/S Inside of house
M/S Players sweeping
M/S Players shovelling mud
M/S Players shovelling mud
C/U Players shovelling mud
SOT, Josh Larsen, Canadian rugby player: "I think this tournament showcases still what the values of rugby are like. I am sure every team would be here if they were here in our position helping. So no different from everyone else, it's part of the rugby spirit, just get on and help out and get on with things."
M/S Players shovelling mud
M/S Players shovelling mud
M/S Players carrying furniture outside of building
SCRIPT
Canada's rugby players helped locals in the Japanese city of Kamaishi tidy up after Typhoon Hagibis on Sunday after their final Rugby World Cup match against Namibia was called off due to safety concerns.
Footage shows players sweeping and shovelling mud from roads, as well as helping out in transporting furniture in and out of buildings.
"When we got here we saw people's houses absolutely destroyed, the water up the walls and we are just trying to do our small, very small part to try and help them in any way we can," one player said.
"I am sure every team would be here if they were here in our position helping," another player said. "It's part of the rugby spirit, just get on and help out and get on with things."
Over a dozen people are also reportedly missing in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis with some 14,000 homes left without running water and 376,000 without power, as rescue and reconstruction efforts get underway in the wider Kanto region.