Five Dead, More Than 200 Injured in Taiwan Quake

Updated: 04:05 GMT, Feb 8, 2018 | Published: 11:29 GMT, Feb 7, 2018 |

Rescuers on Wednesday (February 7) continued their efforts to find survivors after a strong earthquake killed at least five near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight.

The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday (February 6), also injured 243 people and collapsed four buildings, officials said.

Many of the missing were believed to be still trapped inside buildings, some of which were tilting precariously. In one 12-storey residential building, which is now partially collapsed, a fire officer said rescue teams still cannot confirm the number of people still trapped inside ‘because they are not long term residents’.

Aftershocks with a magnitude of at least 5.0 could rock the island in the next two weeks, the government said. Smaller tremors rattled nervous residents throughout the day.

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