True scale of destruction revealed as Japan earthquake and tsunami buries hundreds of people under p

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    • Four workers suffer fractures after explosion at power plant
    • Metal container housing nuclear reactor was not damaged in blast
    • Confirmed death toll stands at 574, but hundreds are still missing
    • Region still being hit by aftershocks, some as powerful as magnitude 6
    • Millions left without power and water as quake cuts off towns
    • Four trains missing since tsunami struck still have not been found
    article-1365536-0D949778000005DC-102_634x411. The official death toll in the massive Japan earthquake and tsunami now stands at 574, but officials fear hundreds more were buried in the rubble or washed away by the waves.
    Rescue teams have been unable to reach some areas after the 8.9-magnitude quake destroyed roads and cut off airports on the country's east coast.
    And there were fears of a nuclear meltdown after an explosion in a building housing one of

    Read more: Japan earthquake and tsunami: Nuclear meltdown after explosion at vast power plant | Mail Online

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