4 Taiwanese in Nepal still unaccounted for in wake of major quake

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-16

Among the 24 Taiwanese nationals who were known to have been in Nepal

Collapsed houses in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 15. (File photo/Xinhua)

Collapsed houses in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 15. (File photo/Xinhua)

when a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook the Himalayan country earlier this week, four remained unaccounted for as of 6pm Friday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The information was obtained from the ministry’s outposts at the request of the travelers’ families and friends, the ministry said in a statement.

Twenty Taiwanese nationals were confirmed safe, but there were still four people with whom the ministry had yet to make contact as of Friday evening. The ministry said it was trying to locate them through various channels.

Tuesday’s earthquake, which hit approximately 80 kilometers northeast of the capital Kathmandu, was the second major quake to hit Nepal in less than three weeks after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake on April 25 that devastated large swathes of the country.     [FULL  STORY]

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