Taiwan quake: Wisma Putra confirms Malaysian injured in rockfall, hospitalised


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

PETALING JAYA: Wisma Putra has confirmed that one Malaysian traveller was injured due to a rockfall at Taiwan’s Taroko National Park after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal city of Hualien on Thursday (April 18).

The Foreign Ministry also said the victim, who was injured after he was hit by falling rocks when visiting the park, has been admitted to the Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital.

"Wisma Putra via the Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre will continue to monitor the victim in Taipei and will give assistance accordingly," it said in a statement.

The Ministry said Malaysian citizens involved in the incident and needing consular assistance are advised to contact the Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre at 8th Floor, San Ho Plastic Building, 102, Dun Hua North Road, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.

They can also contact +(886) 22713 2626 or the representative officer at +(886) 90574 6271 or email them at mwtaipei@kln.gov.my.

Earlier, quoting several Taiwanese media, China Press reported that two Malaysians were injured during a rockfall at the Taroko National Park.

A female tourist injured her head, hit by falling rocks, and the lower body of a male tourist was trapped under the rubble at the Lushui Trail of the national park.

According to the reports, due to the earthquake, the Lushui Trail in the national park has collapsed.

It was reported that the quake struck at about 1pm local time in eastern Hualien, at a depth of about 19km.