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SAIFUDDIN CONVEYS CONDOLENCES TO JAPAN OVER TYPHOON HAGIBIS

14/10/2019 04:44 PM

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 14 -- Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has extended his heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the government and people of Japan, especially those who have lost loved ones and been affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

Saifuddin, in a statement today. said he was confident that the ongoing disaster-relief works on the ground would facilitate a speedy recovery of the affected areas.

"Malaysia stands in solidarity with Japan during this trying time," he said.

According to media reports, at least 35 people have died, and another 17 missing on Sunday after Hagibis ripped through Japan including the Tokyo metropolitan area.

The storm also caused multiple rivers to overflow and blackouts in 376,000 houses.

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