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Hualien reports severe building damage after magnitude 6.0 quake

2018/02/07 01:03:48

Photo courtesy of a Hualien resident.

Taipei, Feb. 7 (CNA) Hualien County in eastern Taiwan has reported several cases of severe damage to buildings, including a caved-in hotel, in the wake of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck the area late Tuesday, according to the National Fire Agency.

The temblor that registered an intensity of 7 in downtown Hualien led to Marshal Hotel caving in and Beautiful Life Hotel tilting. It remains unclear if there are people trapped in the buildings.

The military has sent servicemen on rescue missions.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)
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