The No.3 nuclear reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is seen burning after a blast following an earthquake and tsunami in this handout satellite image taken March 14, 2011. The Fukushima nuclear complex, 240 km (150 miles) north of Tokyo, has already seen explosions at two of its reactors on Saturday (reactor No.1) and on Monday (reactor No.3), which sent a huge plume of smoke billowing above the plant.
Another explosion reported at damaged power plant in Japan
Japan’s nuclear safety agency says an explosion has been heard at Unit 2 of the Fukushima nuclear plant, adding to fears of a nuclear meltdown.
The Japanese government has also said that part of one of the reactor’s containers appears to be damaged, raising fears of a serious radiation leak.
Japan has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to send a team of experts to help in the current crisis.
Meanwhile, the search for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami that followed is continuing in Japan.
In one of the worst hit areas, two thousand bodies have been found and tens of thousands of people are still missing in the north west.
At a press conference after the latest explosion at the Fukushima plant, reporters were told most staff have been told to leave.
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