Body of caregiver killed in Hualien quake sent back to Philippines

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/02/14
By: Emerson Lin and Flor Wang

Manila, Feb. 14 (CNA) The body of a Philippine caregiver who was killed in the Feb. 6

Photo courtesy of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines

earthquake in Hualien City was taken back to Manila on Wednesday.

Taiwanese officials stationed in the Philippines, led by representative Lin Song-huan (林松煥), and officials from the Manila Economic and Cultural Office, were at the airport to pay their respects when the body of Melody Albano Castro arrived.

On Thursday, the body will be taken back to Castro’s hometown of Abulug in Cagayan Province, some 600 kilometers away from Manila.

The body of the 28-year-old, who had been working in Hualien as a caregiver for three years, was found Feb. 8 in the rubble of the Yun Men Tsui Ti building that partly collapsed in the magnitude 6.0 earthquake two days before.    [FULL  STORY]

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