By: Chen Che-fong and Jay Chen
Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) Condolences over the loss of lives in Tainan because of
an earthquake continued to pour in Tuesday, with American professional tennis player Venus Williams and Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles sending their prayers to the bereaved families.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims in Taiwan after this weekend’s tragic earthquake,” said Garcetti.
“California has the largest concentration of Taiwanese immigrants in the nation,” he said in a statement. “Today, we all join our Taiwanese-American community here in Los Angeles to mourn this tragic loss of life.”
Williams, who flew to Taiwan Tuesday for a tennis tournament, said that this must be a very difficult time for many families, adding that she wanted to send them her prayers and encouragement. [FULL STORY]