Honda has closed and evacuated multiple plants in Japan due to the massive earthquake that struck early this morning. Production was stalled for the safety of workers and the areas that needed to be evacuated
The earthquake is one of the strongest that is on record in the last century. It reached an 8.9 on the magnitude scale and has injured countless numbers of Japanese citizens. The official death toll is into the hundreds already and will continue to rise as the official count keeps coming in.
One worker at a Honda research center was killed when a wall collapsed and fell on him. Thirty other workers at the Honda facility were injured as well.
Benson Honda in San Antonio, Texas would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the country of Japan and to those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy. Our hearts go out to the injured and the Honda workers at the plants. We hope that everything will work out for those that are involved.