By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, April 26 (CNA) The number of the Taiwan nationals known to be in Nepal
when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook the Himalayan kingdom Saturday has increased to 177 as of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 149 of whom are confirmed to be safe, according to the latest update provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
The information was obtained by the MOFA’s outposts at the request of the travelers’ family members and travel agencies or through their travel registrations, MOFA spokeswoman Anna Kao (高安) said, noting that there were still 28 people with whom the ministry has yet to make contact.
These individuals, however, cannot be categorized as having “lost contact” as her ministry is still trying to reach them via various channels, Kao said. [FULL STORY]