|The aerial view shows a landslide after an earthquake in Minami-Aso, Kumamoto prefecture on April 16, 2016. Scores of people were feared buried alive after a second powerful quake hit southern Japan Saturday, killing at least 18, and sparking collapses and fires, barely 24 hours after the first disaster struck. — AFP/VNA Photo|Viet Nam News -
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc extended condolences to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe over great losses of life and property caused by recent consecutive earthquakes in Kumamoto prefecture and surrounding areas.
The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh conveyed his sympathy to Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people and injuring 1,500.
On April 14, the southwestern island of Kyushu was hit by a magnitude 6.5 quake that left 10 dead. Early on April 16, a magnitude 7.3 quake shook Kumamoto prefecture on Kyushu, costing the lives of 19 people. — VNS