Japan Crisis Escalates: More Than 10,000 Dead

PatriotPost.us More than 10,000 Japanese citizens are estimated dead in the wake of Friday's tsunami. Prime Minister Naoto Kan told the nation Sunday that the earthquake and tsunami represent the biggest crisis to face the country since the end of World War II.

Complicating matters greatly, Japan's nuclear crisis has escalated as authorities attempt to mitigate the threat of multiple potential reactor meltdowns. The cooling system at a sixth reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 plants has now failed, and one meltdown is occurring. Some 200,000 people have been evacuated and the evacuation zones are being widened.

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