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Flight ban over Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan on Tuesday banned flights within a 30-km range of the Fukushima nuclear plant amid radiation fears due to a series of explosions at the facility, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Mar 15, 2011 13:16 IST

Japan on Tuesday banned flights within a 30-km range of the Fukushima nuclear plant amid radiation fears due to a series of explosions at the facility, Xinhua reported.

The ban by the transport ministry excludes aircraft engaged in search and rescue operations. It is not expected to have a major impact on scheduled commercial flights, Xinhua cited Kyodo news agency as saying.

Thousands have died following the magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami that rattled Japan's northeast last week.

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