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Explosion possible at Japanese nuclear plant

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Updated: March 13, 2011, 1:38 PM IST
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Explosion possible at Japanese nuclear plant
A 9-magnitude quake followed by tsunami rocked northeastern Japan on Friday, killing over 1,000 people.

Tokyo: A hydrogen explosion is possible at a reactor of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant which was hit badly by an earthquake two days ago, a senior official said on Sunday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the No. 3 reactor of the plant could resist the possible blast, Xinhua reported. An explosion took place Saturday at the plant in which four people were injured.

A 9-magnitude quake followed by tsunami rocked northeastern Japan on Friday, killing over 1,000 people.

According to reports, nuclear reactors at the Fukushima I and II plants lost their cooling functions after power and backup generators were cut off due to the devastating quake.

First Published: March 13, 2011, 1:38 PM IST
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