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Chinese tourist's body found in collapsed building in Hualien

2018/02/08 04:30:56

Taipei, Feb. 8 (CNA) Rescuers found the body of a Chinese tourist early Thursday in Room 205 of Beauty Inn in the Yun Men Tsui Ti building that collapsed when a strong earthquake hit Hualien in eastern Taiwan late Tuesday.

The finding increased to 8 the death toll as of now of the deadly earthquake that also caused 262 injuries; 62 people remained unaccounted for, according to the Hualien County Emergency Operations Center.

The Chinese woman tourist's two other roommates were found dead a day earlier. All told, four Chinese tourists have died in the natural disaster.

(By Sunrise Huang and S.C. Chang)