Japan‘s earthquake crisis continued on multiple fronts Monday morning, three days after the powerful tsunami first hit, with a new explosion breaking out at the troubled Fukushima nuclear complex, and rescue workers still unable to reach some of the hardest-hit parts of northern Japan. As of 8 a.m. Monday, the National Police Agency said confirmed deaths had reached 1,598 and missing hit 1,720. The official toll was expected to soar to about 10,000 people which is more than half of the population in the port town of Minami Sanriku alone. More than 200,000 people had been moved to relief shelters, including tens of thousands evacuated from areas around troubled nuclear facilities. Millions of homes remained without power or water. The pictures show what mother nature is truely capable of doing.
- Hard-hit town recalls tsunami: ‘I couldn’t watch anymore’ (cnn.com)
- Rescuers Continue Search for Survivors (online.wsj.com)