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Death toll rises to 36 in Tainan earthquake

The army continue to aid rescue efforts in Weiguan Jinlong building, with approximately 800 troops not taking their Lunar New Year vacation to race ag...

Death toll rises to 36 amid ongoing rescue

The army continue to aid rescue efforts in Weiguan Jinlong building, with approximately 800 troops not taking their Lunar New Year vacation to race ag...

The number of people who died in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck southern Taiwan early Saturday has risen to 36 as of 9:10 a.m. Monday, according to official figures.

Rescue works has been continuing for the 113 who were believed to be trapped in a 16-story residential building in Tainan City's Yongkang District.

The quake, centered at the Meilong district of Kaohsiung City at 03:57 a.m. Saturday, has toppled nine buildings in Tainan, injured 515 people and left 113 unaccounted, according to the state media.

A total of 310 have been rescued, with 100 of them rushed to hospitals for treatments.


Updated : 2021-10-16 04:47 GMT+08:00