We are still without news concerning our President, Grand Master Tran. There is no way to tell how much longer it will take before we get any. On day 15 a young girl was found in the rubble of a building. It was incredible, but she had been able to survive 15 days without eating and drinking. This helps to maintain hope.
The recovery phase is under way at the Hotel Montana, but some search and rescue teams are still working on the hotel site. It might take many days for them work through the rubble. We are still hopeful for a miracle.
In accordance with the ITF constitution, the Board have now appointed Senior Vice-President, Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg to the role of Acting President. GM Trajtenberg will oversee the governance of ITF at this most difficult time. The Board wishes to thank GM Trajtenberg for fulfilling this role.
For further information:
Master Willem Jacob Bos,
ITF Secretary General
Phone : + 39 06 45443165