Taiwan rescue teams ready to help after Japan earthquakes

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/16
By Huang Li-yun, Wang Hung-kuo, Bien Chen-feng, Wang Chao-yu, Sophia Yeh, Chang Che-fon and Y.F. Low

Taipei, April 16 (CNA) In response to the strong earthquakes that struck Japan 40781548over the past two days, search and rescue teams around Taiwan were on standby Saturday to provide assistance if needed.

The Taipei City Fire Department said the city’s search and rescue team has completed the related preparation and can depart for Japan at any time.

In a Facebook post, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Taiwan has maintained a very close friendship with Japan, and the people of Japan have provided Taiwan with the greatest assistance during disasters in the past.

He said Taipei is eager to help in this time of need and he also urged people to pray for Japan.

New Taipei’s Fire Department, meanwhile, said it has mobilized a 30-member search and rescue team for the mission.     [FULL  STORY]

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