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MOTC, take responsibility for freak wave: legislators

MISMANAGEMENT:Lawmakers are furious with what they say is the ‘clueless’ way the ministry has handled the deaths of eight people in a rogue wave on Saturday

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Chu said the city government will collaborate with the administration to increase safety precautions at the Longdong Geopark, known for its abundant and bizarre rock formations.

“We will also cooperate with the central government closely to ensure safety in northern and northeastern coastal areas, and prevent a repeat of this tragedy,” Chu said.

According to the city government’s plan, it will hold a meeting every two months attended by relevant central government units to review safety measures in northeastern coastal scenic areas.

The city government will also set up a special task force to intensify patrols at select scenic areas on weekends and national holidays, Chu said, adding that an emergency reporting system will be established in the near future.

Chu said the city government will be offering consolation money to the families of the victims.

Additional reporting by CNA

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