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Supplies, transportation in Tokyo disrupted

03-15-2011 08:21 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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Supermarket shelves in Japan are starting to become bare as people rush to buy necessities. Meanwhile, transportation remains chaotic in some areas.

Emptied shelves of instant noodles, water and toilet paper Supermarkets in Tokyo are running out of supplies, as rationed fuel prohibits fresh deliveries.

Shopper, Tokyo, said, "It's first come first served and things are running out."

Shopper, Tokyo, said, "I am planning to buy a lot of things."

Three days on, public transportation was still not back to normal in Tokyo, which continued to experience strong tremors.

Train schedules were scaled back on some lines, and some trains were not in operation.

Large crowds of commuters were seen gathering at some stations, hoping to get to work as station officials led crowds to the platforms.

On the streets of Tokyo, traffic was sparse and drivers formed queues at petrol stations as rationing of fuel started.

Driver Tokyo, said, "I went around to more than 15 petrol stations before finding any."

Driver Tokyo, said, "I thought I would buy a little extra."

Roads and rail, power and ports have been crippled across much of Japan's northeast. Estimates of the cost of the multiple disasters have leapt to as much as 170 billion dollars. Analysts say the economy could even tip back into recession. Ding Xiaoyue, CCTV.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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