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No Filipinos hurt in restaurant explosion in Japan – DFA

/ 05:04 PM December 17, 2018
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Deaprtment of Foreign Affairs (Photo from the DFA Facebook account)

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipinos were reported injured in the explosion that happened in Sapporo, Japan on Sunday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

READ: Explosion at Japan restaurant injures 42 — police

In a statement issued on Monday, the DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo had reported there were no Filipinos among the 42 people who were injured in the blast at a restaurant in Toyohara District in Sapporo.

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Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V reported to the DFA home office that local authorities were still investigating the cause of the blast.

However, the DFA cited media reports which said that the explosion might have been caused by a gas leak.

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Meanwhile, Laurel expressed the Embassy’s sympathies to those who were affected by the explosion through a letter to Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi. /atm

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