About 140,000 people have so far been evacuated from areas near two Japanese nuclear power plants after Friday's earthquake, the UN atomic watchdog said in a statement citing information from Japanese authorities. "Evacuations around both affected nuclear plants have begun," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.
In a 20-km radius around Fukushima Daiichi an estimated 110,000 people have been evacuated. In a 10-km radius around Fukushima Daini about 30,000 people have been evacuated. "Full evacuation measures have not been completed," it said. (Reuters)