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Mainland authorities express sympathy to Taiwan park fire victims: spokesperson

Updated: 06 30 , 2015 09:01
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BEIJING -- Chinese central government expresses deep sympathy to the injured people in the Taiwan park fire, a spokesperson told Xinhua on Sunday morning.

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said the mainland authorities are very concerned about the injured cross-Strait compatriots, and hope they can receive timely and proper treatment to get well soon.

A fire, resulting from the explosion of a large amount of flammable powder, in a recreational park in Taiwan's New Taipei city on Saturday has injured at least 474 people.

This is the worst incident of mass injury in the history of New Taipei city.