Immigration Department follows up on 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 29) responded as follows:

     The ImmD is very concerned about the fire incident in New Taipei City of Taiwan, and has been following up with the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (Taiwan) (HKETCO).

     The ImmD will assist two of the injured to leave Taiwan today. One of them will return to Hong Kong this afternoon to receive medical treatment, for which co-ordination has been made by the ImmD with the relevant parties. The ImmD will also assist in making arrangements for the other to be taken to Shanghai for medical treatment according to the wishes of her family.

     The ImmD officers deployed to Taiwan yesterday will continue to visit the remaining three injured Hong Kong residents and assist their families. The ImmD will continue to keep close contact with the HKETCO and the families of the victims to follow up on the incident and render practical assistance.

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

Ends/Monday, June 29, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:20