Developing News: Tokyo, Monday 19:18 (PST, Monday 11:18 – GMT, Monday 10:19)
It’s gone from bad to worse for Japan. The official death toll has now reached near 1,700, and there is news of 2,000 more dead bodies being found near the Miyagi Prefecture. The radiation threat is also becoming a scare among the people after the third explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, even though the authorities say that there has been no major radiation leak as of yet.
The rescue operations continue, and by now more than 15,000 people have been rescued.