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Kuwait Embassy warns Kuwaitis to be caution after volcano eruption in Japan

Kuwait Embassy in Japan called on Kuwaitis to take extreme caution after the eruption of Mount Moto-Shirane volcano in Gunma Prefecture, killing a security forces member and injuring several others.

In a statement received on Wednesday, the embassy called on citizens to avoid the mountain’s surrounding area, follow the safety instructions issued by the Japanese government and call the embassy’s emergency line on phone number 0361-3455-03.

On Tuesday morning, Japan’s Meteorological Agency detected an eight-minute long volcanic activity in the mountain, located in east Japan. The eruption led to avalanche and falling rocks that hit Kusatsu International Ski resort in the area.

It also halted ski lift operations, leaving around 80 people, including tourists, temporarily stranded in a restaurant near the mountain’s top.


Volcanic eruption kills 1, injures 17 near Japanese ski resort


A volcano erupted Tuesday in Japan, killing one soldier who was training nearby and injuring 17 people, including several at a ski resort, officials said. The eruption of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane triggered avalanches and launched debris that smashed a gondola and hit people on ski slopes.

Kuwaitis in Japan cautioned as Typhoon Lan hits Tokyo midnight


Kuwait on Sunday warned its citizens in Japan to be cautious as Typhoon Lan, which is currently over the southernmost regions of the country, is expected to hit Tokyo by midnight. In a statement, the Kuwait embassy said that Lan, classified a Category 4 storm, carries the risks of landslides and floods due to accompanying heavy rain and strong winds. Kuwaiti Citizens were also advised to abide by the safety guidelines issued by local authorities. In the case of emergency, they were urged to contact the embassy on its following hotlines, 03-3455-0361 – 03-3455-0362 – 03-3455-0363.