...for 50 people who likely have a free pass to Heaven.
Sometimes Your ways are confusing, even frustrating to Your children. We don't see the big picture, and probably won't be capable of understanding it until we are reunited with You.
Apparently, the tragedy currently affecting Japan needed to happen, though we don't quite understand why. Perhaps it's because events like this bring out the absolute best of Your children, as evidenced by the actions of these brave and selfless workers, braving frightening conditions and certain horrific consequences that they may save untold lives.
Chances are that these people are not Christians--likely Shinto and/or Buddhist. But I believe, in Your infinite mercy, that You can overlook that. You have told us that 'no greater love hath a man that he lay down his life for his brother.' That is what these courageous people are doing now. Please be with them and keep them with You always.