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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has been in touch with the two Indian nationals who went missing following the earthquake in Taiwan, and they are safe, an official spokeswoman for the MEA stated on Thursday.

“According to our information, we were not able to contact two Indian nationals in Taiwan after earthquake,” Jaiswal stated during a weekly media conference. The two Indians have now been able to communicate with us. They’re secure. I would like to provide the following details regarding the two Indian nationals who were reported missing earlier.

The MEA released their response following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that occurred in Taiwan on Wednesday. Ten people have died as a result of the earthquake, while 38 more are still missing, according to Central News Agency (CNA).

The man’s body was found by rescuers on Thursday, and they are still looking for 38 more people. Hiking on the Xiaozhuilu Trail in Hualien County, the 65-year-old man was killed by falling rocks, according to a report from Central News Agency (CNA) that referenced the Central Emergency Operation Centre.

As of 4:25 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, the largest earthquake to strike Taiwan in almost 25 years had claimed 10 lives and injured 1067 more. In addition, road damage has left 660 people stuck.

According to Central, the nine more fatalities included three hikers on the Dekalun Trail in Hualien County, a driver struck by falling boulders at another portion of the Provincial route No. 8, and a technician struck by falling rocks at a section of the same route.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his “deep sadness” over the deaths caused by the earthquake in Taiwan, sent his condolences to the families of the deceased, and wished the injured people a quick recovery.

He said that India is supporting the people of Taiwan in their efforts to cope with the fallout and move past it.

“Deeply saddened by the loss of lives due to earthquakes in Taiwan today,” PM Modi wrote in a post on X. We send our sincere sympathies to the relatives of the deceased and hope the injured people heal quickly. We are with the strong people of Taiwan as they bear the consequences and move past them.”

Regarding PM Modi’s X post, departing Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen wrote on X, “We are incredibly appreciative of your warm words and encouragement, @narendramodi, during this difficult time. The people of Taiwan really appreciate your solidarity as we all strive for a speedy recovery.”

According to Lai Ching-Te, the people of Taiwan find strength in PM Modi’s backing.

“I appreciate your kind message, Prime Minister Modi @narendramodi. The people of Taiwan find strength in your solidarity and support during these difficult times.” On X, Lai Ching-Te made a post.

In the meantime, PM Modi received praise from Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for his condolences and words of support.

“We are moved by your sincere expressions of grief and support, Prime Minister @narendramodi. We sincerely appreciate your kindness during this difficult time for Taiwan. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote on X, “We’re grateful for the kind thoughts from #India & will remain resilient as we rebuild & recover.”

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