In Japan, the death of 795 people set in a series of catastrophic earthquakes and tsunami in the northeast of the main island of Honshu, which lasted from March 11. It was reported on Sunday, the police authorities. According to them, the list of missing persons listed 639 people.
The largest number of victims found in Miyagi prefecture — up to 500 people. The area was subjected to a devastating tsunami hit a few up to 10 meters. Badly damaged, in particular, the capital of Miyagi prefecture — the city of Sendai with a population of over a million.
There are reports of almost completely destroyed villages. In one of the towns of the tsunami wiped out the town hall, killing the mayor, members of the local legislative assembly and all employees. In the city of Iwate Prefecture Ofunato tidal wave destroyed the nursing home, killing 30 people
More than 10,000 people are also sold in the list of persons with whom the authorities can not establish a connection. This is mostly residents of Minamisanriku in Miyagi prefecture.
More than 390,000 people in Japan were forced to leave their homes and seek safety in shelters. In Miyagi prefecture, according to the police, schools, hospitals, public buildings and hotels are blocked almost 4.5 thousand people, which cut off the water from the outside world, according to ITAR-TASS.
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Previously reported that in the reactor building No.
one nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" in the outer wall collapsed on Saturday, there have been other destruction of the outer shell of the building, was an increase in radiation levels, said earlier station operator — Tokyo Energy. The explosion of the hydrogen gas, which is used for cooling, there was the earthquake on the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1". The blast, which was followed by the release of white smoke, hit four specialists working at the plant. Explosion was preceded by an earthquake at the station, then went white smoke. The incident happened in the first reactor plant, which lies 240 kilometers north of Tokyo, near the 16.00 local time (10.00 MSK). It was there before there was an uncontrolled nuclear fission reaction and sintering of the fuel rods.
Later reported that the nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima-1" and "Fukushima-2" is already out of service cooling systems of six reactors. According to Japanese experts in the nuclear field, for the moment lost the cooling function of the first, second and third reactors, "Fukushima-1", and the first, second and fourth reactors of NPP "Fukushima-2", ITAR-TASS reported.
The explosion at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, the level of risk corresponds to the fourth International Nuclear Event Scale. This means that the incident is serious, but not be a strong threat areas outside the nuclear plant "Fukushima", told TV channel "Russia-24".