Second explosion at Japan nuclear plant

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    A number of people are reported injured and missing after a second explosion at a nuclear complex in Japan, which was damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
    Smoke was seen rising from reactor number three at the Fukushima plant but officials said the reactor core was still intact, and that radiation levels were below legal limits.
    There has been another big aftershock with a magnitude of 6.2 and panic after a false alarm over a second tsunami.
    Meanwhile, hundreds more bodies have been found washed up on the shores. The death toll is expected to rise beyond 10,000.

     
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    TOKYO — The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Monday, sending a massive column of smoke into the air and wounding six workers. It was not immediately clear how much — if any — radiation had been released.
    The explosion at the plant's Unit 3, which authorities have been frantically trying to cool following a system failure in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami, triggered an order for hundreds of people to stay indoors, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.

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