Malaysian tourist injured in Taiwan earthquake succumbs to injuries

Channel News Asia
Date: 28 Apr 2019

Choo Yip Chean was reportedly hiking in Taiwan when the earthquake struck. (Photo: Bernama)

PUTRAJAYA: A Malaysian tourist who was injured in an earthquake that hit Taiwan earlier this month succumbed to his injuries late Saturday (Apr 27) night, the country’s foreign affairs minister Saifuddin Abdullah said in a statement on Sunday.

Choo Yip Chean was reportedly hiking the Lushui Trail at the Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan on Apr 18 when an earthquake of magnitude 6.1struck the coastal city of Hualien.

Choo was injured after he was hit by falling rocks following the earthquake, The Star previously reported.

He was in intensive care after the earthquake, the statement said.

While in hospital, he had regained consciousness although his condition remained critical, The Star added.    [FULL  STORY]

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