May 28th, 2024

CP NewsAlert: One Canadian missing, two rescued, in Taiwan quake zone, says diplomat

By The Canadian Press on April 4, 2024.

Taiwan's top diplomat in Ottawa says a Canadian is missing in the wake of the powerful earthquake that hit the island this week, while two Canadian tourists have been "successfully rescued" from a national park. A structural engineer takes samples from a leaning building a day after a powerful earthquake struck, in Hualien City, eastern Taiwan, Thursday, April 4, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chiang Ying-ying

OTTAWA – Taiwan’s top diplomat in Ottawa says a Canadian is missing after the powerful earthquake that hit the island this week, while two tourists from Canada have been “successfully rescued” from a national park.

Taiwan’s representative to Canada,Harry Tseng, says he has no details about the missing person but the rescued Canadians, who were previously reported to be on a hiking trail in the Taroko Gorge, don’t have serious injuries.

Tseng says it’s hoped that rescue crews can locate the missing person by the end of Thursday.

Taiwan’s semi-official Central News Agency wire service says a total of three Canadians were rescued from the quake zone, with a fourth still missing, citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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