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King Charles’ sorrow at ‘devastating loss of life’ in Japan earthquake | Royal | News

King Charles’ sorrow at ‘devastating loss of life’ in Japan earthquake | Royal | News

Yesterday, aftershocks and heavy rain hampered the search for survivors of Monday’s 7.6-magnitude tremor 185 miles north west of Tokyo. In a message to Emperor Naruhito, Charles said he and Queen Camilla had followed reports of the disaster closely. He said: “I can only say how deeply we feel for all those who are suffering from the dreadful effects of this horrific tragedy.” The King, 75, who signed the message Charles R, said: “My wife and I were profoundly saddened to hear of the devastating loss of life and injuries caused by the series of earthquakes that have struck Japan.” He said they mourned “the many lives cut short”, adding: “Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones.” Charles also paid tribute to the “bravery and courage” of emergency teams in a “race against time” to reach dozens of people feared trapped under buildings. He said: “I know that my Government stands ready to support the people of Japan at this exceptionally difficult time.” The quakes were centred on Noto in the …