14 Mar '11, 4pm

South Korea fears radiation fallout from Japan's nuclear reactors

South Korea fears radiation fallout from Japan's nuclear reactors

SEOUL: The devastation in Japan has shocked the world and left many wondering about the future of the country. In South Korea, one of Japan's closest neighbours, there is rising concerns about the possible meltdown of Japan's nuclear plants. Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan have left many South Koreans in shock and disbelief One male Korean said: "There's a story about how a girl was swept away. Her mother saying she could not save her as her hands slipped away. It is bringing me to tears as I too am a father with a daughter." A Korean woman added: "I am scared. I just got a new baby. We have heard so many times about how the world is coming to an end, and I wonder if this is it? Yes, this is scary." South Korea is one of Japan's closest neighbours. Tokyo is only a two-hour flight away from Seoul. And it's because South Korea is so close that there are rising conce...

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