Japan Disaster Death Toll on Rise: More than 12,000 are dead as 10,000 people are reported to be missing after the Japanese disaster.Rescue workers have found 200 more bodies from the northern parts of the country as the death toll continues to rise.
According to a Japanese news agency the death toll is going to rise and rescue operations are underway. They added that more than 10,000 people are missing from a small town near the coastal area. Government officials said that more than 100,000 soldiers will take part in the relief work.
Whereas a radiation leak from the Fukuoka nuclear power plant has affected more than 160 people. According to reports, cooling systems of two more nuclear power plants has failed which has created a serious risk of a radiation leak.
Officials of the Tokyo Electric Power Company said that due to the cut in water supply, cooling system of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is overheating and is at the risk of exploding.
Due to the radiation leak from the nuclear power plants, more than 140,000 people have been evacuated from the affected regions.
After shocks continue in Japan as rescue workers try to find people stuck in the rubble. The United Kingdom has sent a team of 63 rescue workers along with two search dogs who have been specially trained two find people stuck under the rubble.