25 Mar '11, 8am

Two Japanese hospitalised in China for radiation

Two Japanese hospitalised in China for radiation

SHANGHAI: Two Japanese travellers have been hospitalised in China with serious radiation levels after they arrived on a commercial airliner from Tokyo, China's safety watchdog said Friday. Radiation levels that "seriously exceeded limits" were detected on the two when they arrived in the eastern city of Wuxi on Wednesday, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said. The two lived in areas of Japan 200 to 350 kilometres (125 to 220 miles) from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, it said. Their clothes and luggage were also disposed of and experts believed they did not pose any harm to other travellers, the statement said. It did not give any more details on the radiation levels. Authorities in Taiwan said last week they detected radioactive particles on 26 passengers arriving on planes from Japan, however they said the levels detected...

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