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Egypt expresses solidarity with Japan after deadly earthquake

Ahram Online , Friday 7 Sep 2018
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Police officers search for survivors from a house damaged by a landslide caused by an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan September 7, 2018 Reuters
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Egypt has expressed its support for Japan after a powerful and deadly earthquake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Thursday.

The foreign ministry offered condolences to the Japanese government over the deaths, adding that Egypt “stands by the government and people of Japan in this adversity.”

At least 18 people were killed in the earthquake that struck the sparsely populated island before dawn, with a magnitude of 6.7. It is the latest natural disaster to hit Japan over the past two months, following floods and typhoons.
 

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