News ID: 209625
Published: 0222 GMT February 07, 2018

Dozens feared trapped in Taiwan after earthquake topples buildings

Dozens feared trapped in Taiwan after earthquake topples buildings
Rescue workers are seen by a damaged building after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan, on February 7, 2018.
CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

Dozens of people are missing following a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, with more than 40 feared trapped in a multi-story building tilting perilously in the northeastern city of Hualien.

The 6.4-magnitude quake struck 22 kilometers (13 miles) north of the city late Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring 258. It also damaged bridges and buckled roads in the east of the island, CNN reported.

Video from the site of the quake showed smoke rising from collapsed buildings on Wednesday morning as firefighters patrolled streets covered in rubble.

Emergency workers used enormous beams, raised with a crane, to prop up the Yun Men Tsui Ti building, a large residential and commercial complex, which leaned ominously over the street below.

   
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