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No Cambodians injured in Japan’s Typhoon Hagibis

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Aerial photo taken on Oct. 13, 2019 shows flooded river overflowing into residential areas in Nagano, Japan. (Kyodo News via Xinhua)

The Labour Ministry yesterday reported no Cambodians were injured when Typhoon Hagibis hit more than a dozen prefectures in Japan over the weekend.


According to Xinhua, Typhoon Hagibis swept across central and eastern Japan on Saturday and Sunday, killing 44 people as rescue workers scrambled to aid survivors hit by floods and landslides in Nagano and other prefectures.

Xinhua reported that 14 people are still listed as missing, and more than 100 others were injured over the weekend, while yesterday 38,000 people in 17 prefectures had to be evacuated from their homes.

The Labour Ministry said even though no Cambodian citizen was injured, migrant workers in Japan must be careful.

Ministry spokesman Heng Sour said the Cambodian ambassador in Japan has already issued a warning to workers, trainees and students.

“Our embassy in Japan issued an announcement appealing to our people who are staying in the areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis to pay attention and be careful at all times,” he said. “Follow the advice of Japanese authorities to avoid accidents.”

Labour Minister Ith Samheng during a meeting with newly-appointed Japanese Ambassador Mikami Masahiro yesterday expressed condolences for Japanese citizens who lost their lives during the typhoon.

Mr Samheng also expressed regret over Japan’s damaged infrastructure.

According to the Cambodian embassy in Japan, migrant workers affected by the typhoon can reach out to the embassy for aid.

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