11 Mar '11, 9pm

Japan quake kills 378, fears of over 1,000 dead

TOKYO - More than 1,000 people were feared dead after a monster tsunami unleashed by a massive quake which wreaked destruction across northeast Japan and triggered an emergency at a nuclear power plant. Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Saturday that residents living within 10 kilometres (six miles) of the plant must evacuate amid fears of a slight radiation leak, before stepping onto a helicopter to head for the area. The atomic emergency came as the country struggled to assess the full extent of the devastation wrought by the massive tsunami triggered by the strongest quake ever recorded in Japan. The towering wall of water generated by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake -- the seventh biggest in history -- pulverised the northeastern city of Sendai, where police Friday reportedly said that 200-300 bodies had been found on the coast. Kyodo News said the final death toll was likely...

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