17 Mar '11, 1am

Britain advises citizens to consider leaving Tokyo

Britain advises citizens to consider leaving Tokyo

LONDON: Britain on Wednesday advised its citizens to consider leaving Tokyo and northeastern Japan following the earthquake and the subsequent explosions at the Fukushima nuclear facility. The Foreign Office said British officials report there is still "no real human health issue that people should be concerned about". But due to the "evolving situation" at the nuclear plant, "british nationals currently in Tokyo and to the north of Tokyo should consider leaving the area", a Foreign Office statement said. Early Thursday, told British nationals to stay outside an 80-kilometre (50-mile) radius of the Fukushima nuclear power station. Earlier Wednesday, the United States warned its citizens living within 50 miles (80 kilometres) of the plant to evacuate or seek shelter, and barred US troops from the area. France advised its nationals on Sunday to leave the Toyko area. Japan's ...

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