Malaysians In Quake-Hit Hokkaido Advised To Remain Alert

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 (Bernama) -- Malaysians in Japan, especially in quake-hit Hokkaido, have been asked to be aware of the latest development and heed the advice of the local authorities to ensure their safety and well-being.

The Malaysian Embassy in Tokyo, in a statement posted on its official Facebook page said: "According to the latest report, there will be aftershocks. Stay safe, be patient, God willing.”

Please contact the embassy's operations room at +81-90-6423-9662 for further enquiries, it said.

According to media reports, 16 people were killed and 26 were missing in the 6.7-magnitude quake that hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Thursday.