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Taiwan rescuers search building for 7 missing in earthquake

11 February 2018, 01:19 | Darnell Patrick

Taiwan rescuers search building for 7 missing in earthquake

Taiwan rescuers search building for 7 missing in earthquake

Emergency workers surrounded a badly damaged 12-storey residential building, a major focus of the rescue effort.

Local police authorities say at least two people have been killed, and many more suffered injuries during incident. The family of five shared a room on the second floor.

At least 280 people were injured across the city and four tall buildings partially collapsed in Tuesday's quake. At least four midsized buildings in worst-hit Hualien county leaned at sharp angles, their lowest floors crushed into mangled heaps of concrete, glass, iron and other debris.

Rescuers said five other mainland tourists are still trapped in the building, four adults and one child.

Asked if the repatriation of the body has been processed, Charmaine Aviquivil, executive director at the DFA-Office of Public Diplomacy said the team from MECO already returned to the site "to see what they can do".

There are 92 St Lucians now living in Taiwan according to Taiwan's National Immigration Agency.

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Rescuers from Japan join the searching operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong natural disaster in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

Taiwan's location along one of the many seismic faults that encircles the Pacific Ocean means the country frequently experiences earthquakes. "It is believed that a number of people will have died", McBride said.

While power has been fully restored, about 6,600 families are still left without fresh water.

The Taiwanese government said it was taking fresh steps to push forward a revision to its building act that it hoped would help limit damage in the future, according to Reuters.

It is being ascertained if the building, constructed in 1995, where six of the nine deaths took place, had completed construction norms, including earthquake-resistance standards.

Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China, experienced an quake of the same magnitude and on the same date exactly two years ago.



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