Maldivians in Japan in good health - Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed that Maldivians in Japan are safe after a powerful typhoon pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday.

The storm severely damaged cities with heavy rainfall causing massive flood damage and violent winds destroying many homes. Japanese press reveal that lightning strikes triggered serious injuries and killed at least two people.

On Saturday night, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that they are closely monitoring the well-being of Maldivians in Japan and said that they remain in good health.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid sent a heartfelt message to Japan offering condolences and sympathies to the bereaved, affected families following the devastation of the storm.

He further assured that the thoughts and prayers of Maldivians are with the Government and the people of Japan during this catastrophic calamity.

While several cities of Japan have been affected by the storm, road transportation has come to a halt and air services have been affected.