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Taiwan offers sympathy to Turkish victims in mine explosion

Taiwan offers sympathy to Turkish victims in mine explosion

Taipei, May 19 (CNA) Taiwan expressed condolences to Turkey over the mine explosion in the western Turkish province of Manisa that killed hundreds of miners last week, and said it will offer donations to the country to help with relief efforts. Deputy Foreign Minister Simon Ko visited Turkey's representative office in Taiwan earlier in the day to offer the condolences, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. After the accident occurred on May 13, Taiwan's representative office in Turkey also offered sympathy to the Turkish government, it said. Taiwan will donate US$100,000 in relief efforts to Turkey, the ministry said. The explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey left at least 301 workers dead and scores injured, foreign media reported, citing local officials. It is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault, the reports said. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-08-05 02:50 GMT+08:00