UN chief expresses sympathies to those affected in Taiwan quake

2016-02-09 19:43:15 GMT2016-02-10 03:43:15(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday expresses his sympathies to all those affected in a strong quake in Taiwan, his spokesperson said.

"In the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Taiwan, Province of China, which reportedly, killed more than 30 people, the Secretary-General expresses his sympathies to all those affected, especially the loved ones of those who have lost their life," Stephane Dujarric told a regular briefing here.

Dujarric also said that the UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has been in touch with the affected area.

The death toll of the 6.7-magnitude quake that hit south Taiwan early Saturday has risen to 40 and 107 people remain missing, rescuers said Tuesday.

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