Unfortunately as the days pass after the terrible earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, the news just seems to get worse. There are now grave fears for the Nuclear Power Plants that were in the path of the earthquake, 1,000’s of people now found dead, and they are saying that they fear there will be a lot more.
Like millions of people I have been watching the TV news and footage, as well as listening to news reports on the radio in total disbelief, it must be absolutely terrifying for all those people in Japan, and my heart and thoughts go out to all. I hope those people looking for Family, Friends, Loved ones, will find them safe and sound.
AN explosion and feared meltdown at one of Japan’s nuclear plants yesterday exposed the scale of the disaster facing the country after a massive quake and tsunami left 1000 feared dead.
TV channels warned nearby residents to stay indoors, turn off airconditioners and not to drink tap water. People going outside were also told to avoid exposing their skin and to cover their faces with masks and wet towels. News.com.au.
JAPAN’S nuclear safety agency was unable to explain tonight an explosion at the earthquake-damaged Fukushima No1 power plant.
Emergency teams were worked to release dangerous pressure on a reactor at risk of melting down.
The Fukushima No1 and No2 power plants, 10 reactors in total, have been declared nuclear emergency sites, as the count of dead and missing people from Friday’s northern Honshu disaster exceeded 1,200. The Australian.
A screen grab taken from news footage by Japanese public broadcaster NHK on March 11, 2011 shows people standing on the roof of the flooded airport and its tower control in Sendai. AFP PHOTO / HO / NHK
Light planes and vehicles sit among the debris after they were swept by a tsumani that struck Sendai airport in northern Japan (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
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A photo sent out via Twitter showing the destruction in northeast Japan. The accompanying message read: “This is my house on the left. It washed away by the tsunami. I don’t think I can attend school from this spring.”
Giant fireballs rise from a burning oil refinery in Ichihara, Chiba. Picture: AP
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Eyewitness videos of the earthquake:-
A special YouTube channel has been set up for people to post there video’s on it’s called Citezentube. The first video below is a video from there.
THE world has rushed to Japan’s aid in its greatest hour of need after the killer quake and terrifying tsunami ploughed a trail of death, destruction and devastation through the Asian nation. News.com.au.
AUTHORITIES are trying to locate thousands of Australians known to be living or staying in Japan.
There are no immediate reports of Australian casualties but The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) says only 703 of the 2129 Australians registered in Japan are confirmed to be safe.
DFAT estimates that as many as 11,000 Australian residents are living in Japan. News.com.au.