What We Know So Far About the Oakland Warehouse Fire Investigation
Investigators are working to determine whether there was criminal liability, and if so, against whom, regarding the horrific blaze in Oakland, California that claimed the lives of 36 men and women last Friday.
"The Ghost Ship," as the warehouse was called by some, was purportedly run by a married couple, Derick Ion Almena, and Micah Allison, but owned by Chor Nar Siu Ng, a woman who appeared to have little involvement with its usage as a place for artist studios and a performance space for musicians. Neighbors and occupants of the warehouse told the Associated Press that Almena, who often went by the name Derick Ion, illegally carved the warehouse into what it became prior to the fire.
Ion appeared to address the fire in a Facebook post early on Saturday morning by saying that what he worked for was destroyed, but failed to elaborate on what work he put into the warehouse prior to the fire.
"Confirmed. Everything I worked so hard for is gone. Blessed that my children and Micah were at a hotel safe and sound ... it's as if I have awoken from a dream filled with opulence and hope ... to be standing now in poverty of self worth," he wrote.
今回取り上げる表現は"safe and sound"です。
『ジーニアス英和辞典』第4版(大修館)で"safe"を引いてみると、"safe (and sound"で「無事に」という意味があることが分かりました。"safe"に「安全な」という意味があることは一般的に知られていますが、"sound"にも「しっかりとした、安全な、信用できる、健全な」などの意味がありました。
例文としては"He got back home safe and sound"などがあります。