In touch with two Indians missing after Taiwan earthquake: MEA | India News

NEW DELHI: Two Indian citizens who were reported missing following the earthquake in Taiwan have been found safe, confirmed Randhir Jaiswal, the official spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs (MEA), on Thursday.
During a weekly media briefing, Jaiswal stated, “Initially, we were unable to establish contact with two Indian nationals in Taiwan after the earthquake.However, we have now successfully made contact with them, and they are confirmed to be safe. This is the latest update regarding the status of the two missing Indian nationals.”
A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck Taiwan on Wednesday. According to reports from the Central News Agency (CNA), the death toll from the earthquake has reached 10, with 38 individuals still missing.
Rescuers discovered the body of one victim on Thursday, while efforts continue to locate the remaining 38 missing persons. The deceased, a 65-year-old man, tragically lost his life due to falling rocks while hiking on the Xiaozhuilu Trail in Hualien County, as reported by the Central News Agency (CNA) citing the Central Emergency Operation Center.
This earthquake is the strongest to hit Taiwan in nearly 25 years, leaving 660 people stranded because of the severe damages caused by the quake.

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