Want China Times
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) offered condolences Thursday to the victims and
families affected by a recent colored powder explosion at a water park in New Taipei, northern Taiwan, which has left hundreds injured and two dead.
“Before we begin our celebration today, I want to take a moment to express the American Institute in Taiwan’s heartfelt condolences to the victims and families affected by the tragic incident at the Formosa Fun Coast water park last week,” AIT acting director Brent Christensen said at an event to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States.
AIT represents US interests in Taiwan in the absence of bilateral diplomatic ties.
While Thursday’s event was a happy occasion, “we want the people of Taiwan to know that we stand with them at this time of sorrow,” he told hundreds of attendees at the reception. [FULL STORY]