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Memorial Services for Air Crash Victims to Take Place February 9, 10

Staff from the departments of civil affairs, health, social welfare, and the Mortuary Service Office (MSO) will assist TransAsia Airways and surviving family members of crash victims to organize the seventh-day memorial service on February 9.

The vigil will take place at the MSO Second Funeral Parlor from 8 PM to 11 PM on February 9.

The memorial services will continue on February 10 starting at 10:30 AM, with the joint public memorial ceremony to take place from 3 PM to 4 PM.

The city government is expected to mobilize over 100 staff members from agencies to assist in the preparation and execution of the event. Buddhist monks from Fo Guang Shan will conduct the ritual chants, and volunteers from Tzu Chi Foundation and other non-governmental organizations will also help in the organization of the memorial service.

The Department of Civil Affairs remarked that MSO initiated standard operation procedures immediately after receiving reports on the TransAsia crash on February 4. Staff members provided support in areas ranging from comforting surviving family members to conducting cremation.