60-year-old worker at Japan’s quake-hit n-plant dies

May 14th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Tokyo, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 60-year-old man who was clearing rubble at the site of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan died Saturday, Kyodo News reported.

The plant’s operator said the man had started work early in the morning and almost an hour later felt unwell and was taken to hospital where he fainted. He died three hours later.

Doctors did not find any injuries on his body.

A magnitude-9 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that swept northeastern Japan March 11 damaged the cooling system at the Fukushima plant.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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