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PM offers condolences to Taiwan

12 February 2018
PM Rick Hou

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has offered sincere condolences to the President of the Republic of China (ROC) of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-Wen and the people of Taiwan.

This followed the devastating earthquake that hit Hualien County in eastern Taiwan late on Tuesday.

The magnitude-6.4 quake struck on Tuesday evening and was centered 14 miles northeast of the coastal city of Hualien.

In a statement, Prime Minister Houenipwela said he is deeply saddened to learn of the major earthquake that claimed lives, damaging households with people still missing.

“I offer my sincere condolences and prayers for those who lost their lives, and extend my heartfelt condolences to those affected," Mr Houenipwela said.