The Account Management Committee formed to handle donations to victims and relatives affected by the stabbing incident on the Taipei MRT May 21 reported on the status of the account Tuesday. The fund, set up by the Taipei City Department of Public Transportation, was set up to handle donations raised by public interest groups, temples and other charity-oriented foundations, has reached a total of NT$8.2 million two months after the incident occurred. The committee announced that the funds collected so far will be allocated among the families of the four victims who died as a result of the attacks, or some NT$2 million per family.
Taipei MRT’s parent company Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), has already released NT$4 million in insurance and NT$1.6 million in relief funds to the four families of the deceased. The funds from the Taipei City Government account come in addition to the insurance and compensation payments and should be delivered to the families within another two weeks.