Japan's JGC says contacted three of its Japanese workers in Algeria

TOKYO Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:36pm EST

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering firm JGC Corp said on Friday that it had been able to contact three of its Japanese workers in Algeria, but that it was unable to reach 14 other Japanese employees.

No other details were immediately available.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the government was still checking on the situation.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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