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More than 120 rescued in toppled building in Tainan

2016/02/06 07:15:10

Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) More than 120 people were rescued from a building that was toppled during a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan early Saturday while an unknown number of residents remained trapped, emergency workers said.

Twenty-six of those 123 survivors were injured, they said.

The bulk of the 16-story Wei Guan (維冠) residential building was left lying on its side on Yongda Road in Tainan City's Yongkang District after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan at 03:57 a.m.

The building was said to be home to some 200 people in 60 households.

Several other buildings in Tainan also collapsed or were partially damaged, including an office building which had some of its lower floors crumbled.

There were injuries in several cities and counties in southern Taiwan but no deaths have yet been reported.

(By Yang Su-rui and Jay Chen; click here for the full coverage of the earthquke aftermath.)