15 Mar '11, 4am

SMS warning about Japan's nuclear plant leak is a hoax

SMS warning about Japan's nuclear plant leak is a hoax

An SMS that has been making the rounds warns that radiation from Japan reaching Singapore has turned out to be a hoax. The text message claims to be a news flash from BBC news, advising people to remain indoors. Text messages a hoax Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: AsiaOne, Internet screengrab) It reads: "A nuclear power plant in Fukumi, Japan exploded at 4:30 AM today. If it rains tomorrow or later, don't go outside. If you are outside, be sure that you have rain protectors. It's acid rain. Don't let it touch you. You may burn your skin, lose your hair or have cancer. Please pass, stay safe and remind everyone you know. The hoax originated in the Philippines and has been circulating here. Nuclear experts in the Philippines were quick to debunk the rumour. In a statement, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) also said radiation levels in the Philippine atmos...

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