Nuclear disaster in Akitsu; thousands feared dead
The Akitan city of Sakamoto was nearly destroyed Saturday after a nuclear weapon, owned by the Akitan military, exploded in what appears to be a catastrophic accident. Akitan media nor government press statements have said how many have been killed in the disaster, but analysts expect the death toll to "easily be in the thousands." The Prime Minister issued a statement concerning the disaster saying:
"We are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragedy in Akitsu. We send our deepest condolences to the families affected by the disaster and we urge the Akitan government to find the cause of this accident as soon as possible."