Japanese Earthquake: Japan’s Worst Disaster Since World War II

Japan’s Prime Minister, Naoto Kan said that Japan is now going through its greatest hardships since the Second World War as the damage caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami become clear.

  • The nuclear power plant reactors 1 and 3 at Fukushima are in a critical condition. Yesterday there was an explosion at reactor 1.
  •  Around170,000 people within 20km of the nuclear plant have been evacuated.
  • Elsewhere in the area of the disaster, about 310,000 people are in emergency shelters.
  • In Minamisanriku alone, around 10,000 people are missing.
  • Power cuts have affected millions of people across northern Honshu and scaled power cuts across the country may occur.

You can stay informed via this live update from the BBC:

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