Japan earthquake death toll increases to 93, thousands ordered to evacuate Fukushima nuclear plant

By on Mar 11, 2011 in Asia, Natural Disasters Comments

Updated: March 12, 2011 3:36 p.m.

Read Japan earthquake 2011 update: death toll reaches nearly 500, may reach more than 1,000 (Photos)

As of 11:30 p.m (Tokyo time), Japan earthquake death toll increases to 93, thousands were ordered to evacuate the Fukushima nuclear plant, according to Japanese news on Friday, March 11, 2011, with a raw video taken inside offices, buildings and homes available below.

According to the latest update of Kyodo News Agency, the casualties due to recent 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011 at around 2:46 p.m. (Japan time) have already reached to 93.

In addition, Miyagi prefecture police reportedly said that about 200 to 300 bodies have been found Sendai city, although there were no confirmed reports as to how many the actual casualties were, but tens of thousands were reported missing.

Meanwhile, the Japanese government declared an emergency situation at one of nuclear power plants of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), after a malfunction occurred that caused the insufficient cooling of the two reactors of Fukushima nuclear plant.

Although no environmental concerns were raised, thousands who lived within the three-kilometer radius from the Fukushima nuclear plant were ordered to leave their homes, while others who live not so near were advised to stay at home.

As of this writing, rescue teams are busy helping victims including those stranded on the roof of establishments while firefighters try to rescue people who have been trapped inside burned buildings.

Japan earthquake inside offices
Video Credit: AssociatedPress/YouTube

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