Thu, Feb 08, 2018 - Page 1 News List

Seven dead, hundreds injured in temblor

REORGANIZATION:The Central Weather Bureau changed its evaluation of a string of quakes, determining that a quake on Sunday was a foreshock to Tuesday’s temblor

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

In related news, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that 31 foreign nationals were reportedly affected by Tuesday’s earthquake, including 14 South Koreans, nine Japanese, two Czechs, two Singaporeans and one Philippine national.

The nationalities of the remaining three have yet to be confirmed, the ministry said in a statement.

The two Singaporeans and 13 South Koreans were in a temporary shelter at a stadium in Hualien, with only one of them, a South Korean, having sustained minor injuries, it said.

The other 16 foreign nationals received treatment for various injuries at four hospitals in the Hualien area and were later discharged or would soon be discharged, the statement said.

The injuries ranged from wrist and foot injuries to dry powder inhalation, it added.

One South Korean woman living in the Yun Men Tsui Ti building was rescued at about 10am yesterday, the statement said.

Additional reporting by CNA

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