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Earthquake has caused NT$169 million agricultural losses

2016/02/10 19:08:35

Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Agricultural losses and damage to private facilities caused by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in the early hours of Feb. 6 have reached an estimated NT$169.83 million (US$5.13 million) so far, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA) on Wednesday.

The losses amounted to about NT$122.95 million in Tainan and NT$46.88 million in neighboring Chiayi County, the COA said.

Most of the losses were the result of damage to private facilities, including NT$164.14 million in losses to facilities used to raise animals, mostly for raising egg-laying hens.

(By Bernie Chiu and Kuo Chung-han; click here for the full coverage of the earthquke aftermath.)