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Prime Minister  Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony has expressed deep sorrow and anguish at the news of a plane  crash in  the Republic of China (Taiwan) that resulted in the loss of 49 lives.

In a letter to Ambassador for the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Saint to Lucia, H.E. James Chang, dated July 24, 2014, Prime Minister Anthony extended on behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia, deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on this unfortunate occasion, marked so gravely with sorrow.

The letter added that the government and people of St Lucia deeply empathize this terrible and painful loss of lives, knowing that this is a doleful and stern moment for the Taiwanese government and people and that St Lucia stands as a committed and trusted friend as Taiwan seeks to come to terms with this national tragedy.

The Prime Minister has called on Saint Lucians to offer prayers for the families of those who were killed as well as the nine survivors who have to live through the tragic memories of such an ordeal.

The TransAsia Flight GE222 crashed on Penghu Island on July 23 2014.  There were 54 passengers and 4 crew members on board.  
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