15 Mar '11, 5am

Radiation fears spark panic buying, evacuations in Tokyo - Yahoo!

TOKYO (Reuters) - Panic swept Tokyo on Tuesday after a rise in radioactive levels around an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant north of the city, causing some residents to leave the capital and others to stock up on food and supplies. Several embassies advised staff and citizens to leave affected areas, tourists cut short vacations and multinational companies either urged staff to leave or said they were considering plans to move outside Tokyo. In one sign of the panic, Don Quixote, a multistorey, 24-hour general store in Tokyo's Roppongi district, was sold out of radios, torches, candles, fuel cans and sleeping bags on Tuesday as a Reuters reported visited the shop. Tourists such as Christy Niver, of Egan, Minnesota, said they had enough and were leaving. Her 10-year-old daughhter Lucy was more emphatic. "I'm scared. I'm so scared I would rather be in the eye of a tornado...

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