Devastation in Japan

Posted: March 21, 2011 by hbl010 in HBL, news, Pupil
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It’s safe to say that the earthquake and tsunami has caused devastation in everyone’s life.

So far 6,000 people are believed to be dead but prime minister Naoto Kan fears the death toll could reach tens of thousands.

Rescue teams and military were struggling to search hundreds of kilometres of the coastline to find survivors.

More than 310,000 people have been moved to emergency shelters after their homes were destroyed or their risk of power, water or food shortages.

At least 170,000 people have been told to leave the area around the Fukushima nuclear power station where an explosion took place after the cooling system was hit by the tsunami.

17,000 British nationals are  believe too been living and working in the country when the earthquake and tsunami struck.

Fears are growing for a British father living in the worst hit part of Japan who is still missing after three days along with his wife and six months old daughter. His family hope they have found shelter.

Japan’s Prime Minister Yesterday said the nation must come together to overcome its worst crisis since World War 2.

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Comments
  1. Bernard says:

    It is really helpful to see the numbers of people effected. It helps to get a sense of the scale of the disaster. Thanks

  2. evelinasec says:

    I agree with Bernard HBL. A good piece. 🙂
    A few typos to correct, including
    Fukushima Nuclear power station
    17,000 British nationals are to believe too been living and working in the country when the earthquake and tsunami struck.

    So check through for spelings and punctaution once more.

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