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Tsai sends condolences to victims of Barcelona attack


President Tsai Ing-wen has sent her condolences to the victims of Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona, Spain. That’s the word from Presidential Office spokesman Sidney Lin on Friday.


Thirteen people were killed when a driver plowed a van through the Las Ramblas pedestrian area popular with tourists. Eighty more were injured. These include two Taiwanese tourists who are in good condition after a hospital visit.


Lin said President Tsai, on behalf of the people of Taiwan, would like to send her condolences to the victims. Tsai also wished those injured in the attack a speedy recovery.


Earlier, Presidential Office Secretary-General Joseph Wu conveyed the president’s concern in a phone call to Spain’s representative to Taiwan.


Taiwanese diplomats stationed in Spain are assisting a Taiwan tour group in returning home via Paris. The group has 31 members, including the two who were slightly injured.