Title: Empty streets, menacing crows and little hope in towns co-hosting Fukushima plant
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Date: March 13, 2013
Empty streets, menacing crows and little hope in towns co-hosting Fukushima plant
[...] In Okuma, Kumika Takeuchi looked up at the many crows flying above a shopping district on March 10.
“I have no idea when they increased in number,” she said. [...]
The glass on the [grocery store] entrance door was smeared white with bird droppings, making it difficult to see inside.
As we moved closer, rancid odor from rotten food filled the air, and a crow suddenly flew out through a narrow opening in the damaged entrance.
Tomomi screamed. Around five more crows then smashed into the glass as they tried to make their escape.
At Futaba Shoyo High School, where Tomomi had attended, at least 100 crows were roosting in branches of a 50-meter line of trees.
“I feel like I’m watching a horror movie,” Tomomi said. “I did not know that a place would become like this after the people are gone.” [...]
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Published: March 13th, 2013 at 12:24 am ET