UK tells its nationals to consider leaving Tokyo

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 11:16 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday advised its citizens in Japan to consider leaving Tokyo and the area north of the capital because of the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant and possible disruption to supplies.

"Due to the evolving situation at the Fukushima nuclear facility and potential disruptions to the supply of goods, transport, communications, power and other infrastructure, British nationals currently in Tokyo and to the north of Tokyo should consider leaving the area," the Foreign Office said.

(Reporting by Tim Castle; Editing by Adrian Croft)