Just over the weekend, Taiwan experienced a 6.8 magnitude earthquake at the Southeastern Coast followed by a 6.4 magnitude at the same area after.
The earthquake has caused some casualties and managed to topple down the walls of a columbarium. The said columbarium was located at Taitung, where a rice mill and quarry also reported heavy damage.
According to CNA, the Luye Township Columbarium had 2,200 funerary urns and over 800 of the urns were shattered on the ground, with ashes all mixed up together.
Taiwanese politician, Yao Ching Ling mentioned that the government will do their best to assist the affected families. The authorities were ordered to clean up the remnants and the families will be notified once arrangements have been made.
She also reminded those who are staying near the area to be vigilant as there could be aftershocks.
The tremors were also felt at the north end of the island in the capital, Taipei. Following the news, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for a few southern islands near Taiwan but later lifted it.
We hope that the affected parties will be able to get back on their feet ASAP.