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6.4 Earthquake Strikes Taiwan, 5 Dead and 318 Injured

Taiwan earthquake

A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan killing 5 people and injuring 318. Two high rise residential buildings collapsed after the earthquake and more than 200 people were rescued from the rubble of the devastation.

Taiwan earthquake

A man who was staying in a three-story apartment building in Tainan told media that the building was shaking violently when the quake hit before sunrise. His room tilted. The man said the 45-degree tilt resulted in items inside his room spilling all over the floor. Unable to use the stairs, he managed to escape from the window of the second floor.

Taiwan earthquake

Local media said the building complex included a care centre for newborns and mothers.

Taiwan earthquake

Most people were caught asleep when the earthquake struck about 4 am local time (2000 GMT Friday). It was located some 22 miles (36 kilometers) southeast of Yujing, and struck about 6 miles (10 kilometers) underground, according to the US Geological Survey.

Taiwan earthquake

Image source : times of india

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