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Last Updated: Monday March 14 2011 13:46 GMT

Explosions at Japan power plant after earthquake

Sonali explains nuclear power

There have been two explosions at a nuclear power plant in Japan which was damaged in Friday's earthquake.

Experts are battling to stop a third reactor from exploding, and are pumping seawater in to try to cool it down.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area. Officials say there is a low chance of dangerous radiation leaking out.

The most recent blast injured 11 people and sent a huge column of smoke billowing into the air.

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A massive rescue operation is underway to find the thousands of people missing after the quake and tsunami which followed.

Japan has also been hit by a number of powerful aftershocks, which are smaller earthquakes which follow a major one.