St. Kitts & Nevis PM, Officials and Students Not Affected by Tsunami Close to Taiwan

The tsunami is said to have struck nearby Japan, which lies just south of Taiwan, following a massive 8.8 earthquake.

Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas and a delegation of Government officials are currently visiting Taiwan for talks with that country’s leadership.

According to the St. Kitts & Nevis ambassador assigned to Taiwan, Ms. Jasmine Huggins, the Prime Minister and his team are safe.

The ambassador also indicated that Kittitian and Nevisian students who are studying in Taiwan were also not affected by the disaster.

The powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history, slammed the eastern coast, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control.

Ambassador Huggins had informed Prime Minister Douglas that an 8.8 earthquake had struck Japan shortly after he wrapped up a meeting in Kaohsiung City, in the South of Taiwan, with the President of the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Dr. Chi-Yeh Yung and other officials.

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