Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Found to be a HOAX: Radiation Alert for Asian Countries

This has been observed that people are sending and forwarding messages or Mobile SMS such as :

BBC FLASHNEWS: Japan government confirms radiation leak at Fukushima nuclear plants. Asia countries should take necessary precautions. If rain comes, remain indoors first 24hrs. Close doors & windows. Swab neclskin with betadine where thyroid area is, radiation hits thyroid first. Take extra precautions. Radiation may hit Phil at starting 4pm today. Pls send to your loved ones.

But it has been claimed as HOAX. Please be informed that BBC already have announced in their Live update that

1033: Some readers have been emailing the BBC about an "urgent" news flash purportedly from the BBC advising people in "Asian countries" to take certain steps in light of the radiation leak at the Fukushima plant in Japan, particularly if it is raining. Please be advised this is fraudulent and this advice has NOT been issued by the BBC.

Also please find a Blog post about detail explanation why and how this frequent alarming forwarded message of "Radiation Alert for Asian Countries" is found to be invalid in this Blog post: http://www.bloggedphilippines.com/2011/03/not-true-bbc-news-flash-report-japan.html

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