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Nine Dead, 10 Still Missing in Aftermath of Taiwan Earthquake

Search and rescue crews in eastern Taiwan continue to dig through the wreckage of an apartment complex that partially collapsed in a strong earthquake Tuesday.   Officials with the island's National Fire Agency on Thursday revised the death toll downward from 10 to nine people, and have cut the number of missing and unaccounted for from nearly 60 people to 10.  At least three of those killed were from the Chinese mainland. The 12-story Yun Men Tsui Ti building in the popular tourist destination of Hualien was left teetering at a dangerous angle by the 6.4 magnitude quake. The search for survivors in the tilted structure was slowed by more than 100 aftershocks throughout Wednesday, sending rescue crews rushing out of the rubble to safety. More than 250 people were injured in Tuesday’s quake, and at least 60 people are missing. At least three of those killed were from the...

 

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