Five dead after magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolts Southern Taiwan

Taiwan: A massive earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit south Taiwan on Saturday, which took the life of at least five people.

According to reports, Tainan in South Taiwan was wort hit by the quake, where a 17-story residential building collapsed, leaving scores of people injured. An entire residential complex containing almost 100 homes toppled to the ground, lying on its side with twisted metal girders exposed.
Taiwan earth quake

A 10-day old baby girl and a 40-year-old man were pulled dead from the building, National Fire Agency officials said, with reports that around 30 more were still trapped inside. More than 150 people have been hospitalized in Tainan so far.

President Ma Ying-jeou is on his way to Tainan, which is Taiwan’s oldest city and home to more than 2 million people.


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