11 Mar '11, 12pm

Millions stuck in Tokyo as quake shuts down subways

Millions stuck in Tokyo as quake shuts down subways

TOKYO: Millions of people in greater Tokyo were stranded far away from home on Friday evening after Japan's biggest earthquake on record shut down the capital's massive subway system. Sirens wailed through Tokyo, television helicopters buzzed overhead and people rushed to the city's ubiquitous 24-hour convenience stores, quickly emptying shelves of bento boxes, sandwiches and instant noodle cups. Countless workers, who had earlier fled violently swaying office blocks, found themselves stuck far from their families -- and unable to speak to them because the overloaded mobile phone system could not carry most calls. "I have no idea how I'll get home," said an 18-year-old woman waiting outside Ginza subway station. She described how ceramics shattered around her in a department store when the huge quake hit mid-afternoon. The government used loudspeaker alerts and television ...

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Millions are stuck in Tokyo as subways shut

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