Explosion heard at Fukushima nuclear plant, 4 injured

Ikata Nuclear Power PlantImage via WikipediaTOKYO, March 12 (PNA/Kyodo) -- Four people have been injured in an explosion that occurred at the No. 1 reactor of the quake-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday.

The explosion was heard at 3:36 p.m. following large tremors and white smoke was seen at the facility in Fukushima Prefecture, the company said.

The four workers were working to deal with problems caused by a powerful earthquake that hit northeastern Japan on Friday. (PNA/Kyodo)