Taiwan News: Govt Offers Disaster Relief to Indonesia After Deadly Tsunami

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Date: 2018/12/24
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Credit: AP / TPG

Taiwan’s government has expressed its willingness to provide every possible assistance in the wake of the tsunami that struck coastal areas throughout the Sunda Strait Saturday night, leaving at least 281 dead and over 1,000 injured.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has expressed concern about the situation and says the government is prepared to help those affected in whatever way it can. A Ministry of National Defense spokesperson said the ministry is ready to deploy a C-130 transport plane to help with disaster relief work.

Eight Taiwanese tourists are reportedly stranded in a mountainous area after fleeing the tsunami, and two have reportedly been seriously injured, according to the executive of a charity foundation.

Coastal areas throughout the Sunda Strait, which separates Java and Sumatra, were hit by the wave late Saturday. The deadly tsunami occurred after undersea landslides caused by the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano.    [FULL  STORY]

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