Feb 07, 2018 Legal Comments Off on 31 foreign nationals affected in Hualien earthquake (update)
Taipei, A total of 31 foreign nationals have been affected by the powerful earthquake that struck Hualien County in eastern Taiwan late Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday.
Among the 31, there were 14 South Koreans, nine Japanese, two Czechs, two Singaporeans, and one Filipino, Thai, Japanese and Indian, MOFA said in a statement.
And as of 20:30 p.m. Wednesday the Japanese and Thai nationals were still in hospital, according to MOFA.
The two Singaporeans and 13 of the Koreans were in a temporary shelter at a stadium in Hualien. Only one of the 15, a Korean, suffered minor injuries.
The other foreign nationals received treatment for various injuries at four different hospitals in the Hualien area, and were later discharged from the hospital, according to MOFA.
The injuries ranged from wrist and foot injuries to dry powder inhalation.
Source: Focus Taiwan
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