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11:59am 15th March 2011

Two survivors have been pulled alive from the wreckage in Japan - four days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami there.

It gives some hope to the country, amid fears of a nuclear crisis.

Rescue workers have refused to give up hope of finding people alive among the rubble.

This morning their efforts paid off.

100 miles apart, two survivors were found - one of them a 70-year-old woman, who's suffering hypothermia, but not in a life threatening situation.

But miracle rescues are being overshadowed by health warnings after a third explosion at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

People are being told to stay indoors or leave the area.

The prime minister Naoto Kan with a warning to anyone living within 19 miles of the power station - those within 12 miles have already been told to leave the area.

Concerns have subsided a little today - we're told the wind has helped disperse the radiation.

But the incident's sparked panic-buying across large parts of the country - even shops well outside of the disaster zone are running out of food.

Meanwhile aid agencies are working to help those who have lost everything in the disaster.

It's impossible to calculate the exact number, but it's thought around 450-thousand people are staying in emergency shelters.

They brave freezing temperatures at night.

To make matters worse, forecasters predict rain and snow to come.

To watch two amazing rescues:

Click here  and here.

You can donate to the resuce effort in Japan Via the British Red Cross: website here

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