Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japan faces currenly its worst crisis at present as flashed on the f.b. on March 15,2011.

Bishwa Nath Singh

Japan has been facing currently its worst crisis since World War II as told by the Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan yesterday. The toll from the earthquake and tsunami crossed the one thousand mark and amid fears of a meltdown at a quake-damaged nuclear power plant.


(Photo of  damage caused in Japan due to the recent quake and tsunami)


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Bishwa Nath Singh :
It has been reported that the radiation levels had surpassed the legal limits at the Fukushima I plant in north-eastern Japan, two hundred forty km north of Tokyo, raising concerns over radiation leaks and a possible core meltdown. After Ja...pan's most severe earthquake on record and in view of a looming nuclear catastrophe, the Prime Minister of Japan had confessed that the situation at the Fukushima plant 'continues to be in an alarming state .The Prime Minister of Japan had told to the reporters that more than twelve thousand people had been rescued since Friday the 11th of March 2011. though their internal and international search and rescue teams continued their search for survivors, more than one thoud\sand dead bodies had been found.Takeuchi Naoto, the police chief of the hardest-hit prefecture of Miyagi, said he had 'no doubt' the toll would rise above ten thousand in the prefecture alone, according to his public broadcast..The Japanese Prime Minister said that more than six lakh people in the worst-hit areas had taken refuge in schools and community centres. Mikiko Dotsu, Coordinator of a team from Medecins Sans Frontieres, said after she arrived in Sendai near the quake's epicentre she had seen that many houses have turned into debris and badly destroyed. She said ninety disaster medical assistance teams were deployed in Miyagi, of which Sendai is the capital. At the moment, there is very little electricity and no water supply, The earth quake & tsunami victims need food, blankets and water. These needs are bigger than medical needs at the moment. ‘The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier arrived off north-eastern Japan and began relief operations Sunday after being diverted from war games with South Korea. The US Navy is going to help transport food and people into the disaster area and helicopters on the aircraft carrier began airlifting food aid Sunday, as told to the Press media by spokesperson of the Japan's Defence Ministry A municipal official in Futaba town in Fukushima prefecture had told to the Press media that about ninety percent of the houses in three coastal communities had been washed away by the tsunami. The Japanese Prime Minister has doubled the number of soldiers sent to the disaster areas to one lakh as rescue workers were struggling to reach them as many roads were blocked by debris. He has appealed for utmost efforts to save the lives of as many people as possible,’ The Japanese Govt, will put all-out efforts into rescuing people who have been isolated. ‘Drinking water was transported to quake-hit regions by truck, and witnesses said residents were rushing to stock up on supplies at supermarkets and petrol stations, buying food and heating oil. Railway links to the quake-hit regions are to remain closed, Japan Rail said, but it resumed operations in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Highways were also closed. It is time that we must show our sympathies and concern to the victims of earthquake & tsunami that hardship they are facing in Japan and pray to the Lord Buddha to give them courage to come out successfully from the ravages of earthquake and tsunami soon and appeal to all to contribute generously to the Prime Minister Relief Fund of our country to rush up relief materials there to Japanese Prime Minister soon to be distributed amongst its victims.

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