The southwestern island of Kyushu was hit by a magnitude 6.5 quake that left 10 people dead. Early on April 16, a magnitude 7.3 quake shook Kumamoto Prefecture, killing 19 people.AFP/VNA Photo
Viet Nam News -
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — The Vietnamese Consulate General in Fukuoka, Japan, is actively carrying out measures to support Vietnamese nationals affected by the recent back-to-back earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture and its surrounding areas.
On April 14, the southwestern island of Kyushu was hit by a magnitude 6.5 quake that left 10 people dead. Early on April 16, a magnitude 7.3 quake shook Kumamoto Prefecture, killing 19 people.
There is no information on any Vietnamese casualty in the earthquakes.
The Consulate General on Sunday sent its staff to the affected areas to provide food, water and essential supplies to Vietnamese nationals, and to directly update them with information and encourage them to overcome difficulties.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan and the Consulate General are in contact with Japan’s authorised agencies and organisations of the Vietnamese community for updates on the latest information.
In Beppu City, where a large number of Vietnamese students live, the Consulate General has displayed lists online with the full names of Vietnamese nationals living in the city and the addresses of evacuation areas for better support and management.
Vietnamese nationals living in Kumamoto Prefecture, which is located on Kyushu Island, can contact the embassy for help on the phone number 080-3590-9136 or the consulate on the numbers 080-3984-6668 and 080-3904-0198.
There are some 1,600 Vietnamese people living in Kumamoto as of June 2015, according to Japan’s data.—VNS