Bangladesh Killings: Plane carrying bodies of 7 Japanese Nationals arrives in Tokyo

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Dead bodies of Japanese national arrives at Haneda Airport. Image Source: AP
  • The aircraft landed at Haneda Airport at around 5:50 am
  • Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda were at the airport to offer flowers and a silent prayer
  • On board were the seven victims, their family members, as well as officials of companies where the deceased worked

On Tuesday, July 5, an aircraft carrying death bodies of 7 Japanese nationals killed in terror attack at a café in Dhaka, arrived in Tokyo.

The aircraft landed at Haneda Airport at around 5.50 a.m., public broadcaster NHK reported.

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On board were the seven victims, their family members, as well as officials of companies where the deceased worked.

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Three of those deceased were Makoto Okamura, 32, Yuko Sakai, 42 and Rui Shimodaira, 27, all of them employees of the Tokyo-based consulting firm Almec Corporation.

Other victims were Hideki Hashimoto, 65, Nobuhiro Kurosaki, 48 and Hiroshi Tanaka, 82, who were working for Oriental Consultants Global and Koyo Ogasawara, 56, an employee of Katahira and Engineers International.

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda were at the airport to offer flowers and a silent prayer.

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Tamaoki Watanabe, who survived the attack with injuries, also returned. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Fumio Kishidaoffer flowers and silent prayers to victim. Image Source: AP
Fumio Kishidaoffer flowers and silent prayers to victims. Image Source: AP

In terror attack, 20 hostages lost their lives, which include- nine Italians, two Bangladeshis, one American, one Indian and seven Japanese, and two police officers lost their lives in almost 12-hour terror siege on Holey Artisan Bakery. (IANS)

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  • Aparna Gupta

    After the attack, finally the family members would be able to see their bodies of beloved ones. This will be an emotional moment.