15 Mar '11, 10pm

Tokyo, a city on edge amid nuclear emergency

TOKYO : Jittery Tokyo residents on Tuesday filled outbound trains and rushed to shops to stock up on food, water, face masks and emergency supplies amid fears that radiation was headed their way. Many were glued to their television sets to follow non-stop coverage of a worsening nuclear emergency at a quake-hit plant just 250 kilometres (155 miles) to the northeast, which has seen four explosions and a fire. The capital's government said in the morning that higher-than-usual radiation had been detected in Tokyo, but not at levels harmful to human health, and in the afternoon said the radiation had fallen back. But many in Tokyo were not reassured, and at main southern train station of Shinagawa a tense crowd of people, many clutching their children and large suitcases, waited to head south out of the megacity. Survival kits sold out at department stores while long queues s...

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