(Vatican) Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the families of the victims of Trans Asia Airways that crashed near Makong Airport in Taiwan Penghu on Wednesday:
“The Holy Father learned with sadness of the air accident near Makong Airport and he asks you to kindly convey his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the assurance of his prayers for all affected by this tragedy. Upon all he invokes God’s blessings of consolation, strength and peace.”
According to Taiwan transportation authorities, 47 people were confirmed dead and 11 injured from the ATR 72 aircraft which carried 54 passengers and 4 crew members.
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