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Ten People Dead in Taiwan Earthquake; More Than 200 Injured

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. Ten people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster. 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 Chinese mainland. At least three other high-rise buildings were left partially toppled and leaning precariously, including the Marshal Hotel, where at least two people were killed. More than 800 residents slept in emergency shelters overnight, many of...

 

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