SKN nationals in Taiwan safe after powerful earthquake

Prime Minister Terrance Drew has reported that all nationals in Taiwan are safe following a recent devastating earthquake.

In the aftermath of the magnitude 7.4 earthquake rocked the territory, killing at least 12 people. More than a thousand others were injured in the strongest earthquake to hit the island in 25 years.

On Friday, rescue teams in Hualien worked frantically to find 18 people – including foreign nationals – who remain missing.

On Thursday, however, St. Kitts and Nevis prime minister said that the country’s ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Donya Francis, reported that all nationals were accounted for and were unharmed.

Taiwan’s Central Weather Administration has reported more than 400 tremors since the initial earthquake and as many as 50 aftershocks which have been felt as far away as the capital, Taipei.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Drew has sent messages of solidarity to the people of Taiwan.

“Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Taiwan at this time. Our citizens continue to be safe. Let’s keep our citizens in our prayers and thank God for keeping them safe. Let’s also pray for all of the people of Taiwan and wish them well,” said Dr. Drew.

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