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Immigration Department follows up fire incident in New Taipei City of Taiwan

     Regarding media enquiries concerning the fire incident in New Taipei City of Taiwan, the Immigration Department (ImmD) today (June 28) responded as follows:

     The ImmD is very concerned about the fire incident in New Taipei City of Taiwan, and had immediately contacted the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (Taiwan) (HKETCO) for information and follow-up. The ImmD will deploy officers to Taiwan today to visit the injured and to assist their families.

     Until 3.30pm today, the ImmD confirmed five Hong Kong residents were injured in the incident so far. The ImmD had contacted the families of the injured and rendered practical assistance according to their wish and situation. The ImmD will continue to keep close contact with HKETCO and the families to monitor the situation and render practical assistance.

     Hong Kong residents traveling outside Hong Kong who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of ImmD at (852)1868.

Ends/Sunday, June 28, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:21


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