14 Mar '11, 11am

Millions of Japanese were without food, water or power on Monday and hundreds of thousands more, homeless.

Millions of Japanese were without food, water or power on Monday and hundreds of thousands more, homeless.

One reopened supermarket, cheerful staff manned stalls in the car park carefully allocating food. Customers were allowed to buy up to two grapefruits, two oranges, chocolate, five bags of crisps, and up to two tins of tuna. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SENDAI - MILLIONS of Japanese were without food, water or power on Monday and hundreds of thousands more were homeless as the disaster-struck economic superpower battled third-world conditions. Aid workers and search teams from across the world joined 100,000 Japanese soldiers in a massive relief push as the rattled country suffered a wave of major aftershocks and fresh tsunami scare, while temperatures plummeted. Store shelves and petrol stations emptied across the country as panic buying took hold following Friday's 8.9-magnitude quake and the resulting tsunami, with the state of a crippled nuclear power station putting nerves on edg...

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