Flags at Half-mast to Mourn Fire Victims 城中城罹難者聯合公祭 全國各級機關降半旗

President Tsai Ing-wen attended the public memorial ceremony held for the victims of the Chengzhongcheng Building fire. President Tsai did not speak during the whole process, while Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chi-mai gave more details about the victims' compensation and donation plans. 


President Tsai Ing-wen put her hands together devoutly when she entered the venue. There was a joint public memorial for the victims of the Chengzhongcheng Building fire on the 22nd. President Tsai made a special trip down south to pay her respects but did not speak during the whole process.

Chen Chi-mai, Kaohsiung Mayor:"We will start the entire process of resettlement and reconstruction after our public service today."

The service was solemn. Mayor Chen Chi-mai attended the entire service. He said that after the victims' funerals are completed, subsequent household resettlement and donation plans will be launched. There are three new immigrants on the victims' list, and the city government said their families will also be assisted in dealing with the funeral.

Tung Chien-hung, Director-General, Information Bureau, Kaohsiung City:"(Assisting family members) one-on-one. Kaohsiung City Government will provide full assistance for their airline tickets and accommodation."

According to the city government's statistics, as of the 21st, 22 people have been hospitalized. The city government will provide one-to-one care regardless of the victim's status. The Executive Yuan announced on the 21st evening all government entities and schools across the country, including the Presidential Palace and the Legislative Yuan, will lower their flag to half-mast for one day to mourn the 46 victims who unfortunately died.

 

 

總統蔡英文,步入會場時,不斷雙手合十,22號是城中城大火罹難者的聯合公祭,蔡英文專程南下致哀,但全程沒發言。

高雄市長 陳其邁表示:「整個慰問,關懷安置以及重建,那我們都會在這個我們今天公祭後,我們隨即會展開。」

告別式現場肅穆莊嚴,市長陳其邁全程陪同,也說在罹難者後事圓滿後,會啟動後續住戶安置、善款規劃等計畫,這次罹難名單中,有3位新住民,市府表示他們也同樣都協助家屬處理完後事。

高市新聞局長 董建宏表示:「(家屬協助採)一對一的方式,那他們所有的機票、旅宿,也都由高雄市政府全力來協助。」

市府統計,截至21號,火災住院人數22人,不管罹難者或傷者,市府都會提供一對一照顧,而為了悼念不幸往生的46位罹難者,行政院21號晚間宣布,全國各機關、學校,舉凡總統府、立法院都能看到,降半旗一天。

 

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