Mainland China extends condolences to Pingtung factory blast victims in Taiwan region


23rd September 2023 – (Taipei) In the aftermath of a devastating factory blast in Pingtung, located in China’s Taiwan region, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council expressed their condolences on Saturday to the victims and their families. The incident, which resulted in several fatalities and numerous injuries, has prompted an outpouring of sympathy from the mainland.

Spokesperson Chen Binhua conveyed the mainland’s deep condolences to the victims and expressed sincere sympathy to the bereaved families and injured compatriots. The tragic incident has cast a shadow over the region, and the mainland stands in solidarity with those affected by this unfortunate event.

Reports from local media indicate that the blast occurred on Friday, engulfing the factory in flames and causing a significant explosion. As a result, six individuals have tragically lost their lives, while nearly a hundred others have sustained injuries. The exact cause of the fire and blast is currently under investigation.

The incident has sparked a wave of concern and sadness within the local community, as families and friends grapple with the loss of their loved ones and the challenging road to recovery for those injured. The impact of such a catastrophic event on the affected individuals and their families cannot be understated.

Emergency response teams and local authorities swiftly arrived at the scene to provide assistance and ensure the safety of the affected individuals. Efforts are underway to treat the injured, while investigators are diligently working to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic incident.