By: Yang Ming-chu and Christie Chen
Tokyo, April 17 (CNA) Thirty-nine Taiwanese students and tourists in Japan’s
quake-struck Kumamoto Prefecture have been brought to safety on Sunday, with seven stranded Taiwanese nationals still awaiting rescue, Taiwanese officials said that day.
A total of 28 university students have been picked up from Kumamoto University and Kumamoto Gakuen University and will be driven to Fukuoka City, where some of them will board a flight back to Taiwan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Eleven Taiwanese tourists stranded in the southern part of the Aso area in Kumamoto Prefecture have also been rescued Sunday afternoon, Rong Yee-jung (戎義俊), director of Taiwan’s representative office in Fukuoka, told CNA on the telephone.
“I am glad that we were able to escape,” said Lai Chun-yi (賴君怡), who lead the tour group. [FULL STORY]