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Strong earthquake in Tainan leaves buildings in ruins

Strong earthquake in Tainan leaves buildings in ruins

Strong earthquake in Tainan leaves buildings in ruins

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at lease one high-rise building in Yongkang District, Tainan City, and severely damaged several buildings in Tainan and more than a hundred people were said to have been trapped inside the collapsed building.

After three hours of rescue efforts, more than a hundred people were rescued from the 17-story Tsan Kun residential building that was toppled in the strong earthquake; 26 of those 123 survivors were injured, emergency workers said.

The building was said to be home to some 200 people in 60 households. Several other buildings in Tainan were reportedly collapsed or partially damaged.


Updated : 2021-10-21 14:22 GMT+08:00