Two dead, over 200 injured in Taiwan quake

Taiwan Earthquake: 6.5 magnitude tremors kill 2, over 100 injured

After being inundated with hundreds of aftershocks, a magnitude 4.8 natural disaster struck Hualien at 8:54 a.m. this morning at a shallow depth, resulting in high intensity level of 6 being felt in the county, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB) data.

The fund is to be allocated to the Hualien County Government to assist those affected by the quake and respond to the emergency needs of residents, Lai said. The government reported that two bridges in the city were either cracked or could not be used and that many roads were buckled and unsafe.

Thick steel girders propped up the heavily leaning structure to keep it from collapsing further, with the lower floors having already caved in.

The Associated Press reports scores of rescue workers had gathered around the building, using cranes, excavators, ladders and their bare hands to scrape away the concrete for presumed trapped survivors.

The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) has confirmed that a Filipino is missing following a 6.4-magnitude natural disaster that struck Hualien County.

"Everything fell down. My bed was completely vertical, I was sleeping and suddenly I was standing", he said.

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CHEN Chih-wei only realised an quake had struck when his apartment suddenly turned on its side.

The building is reported to be Marshal Hotel in Hualien City, which has nearly 300 rooms. No one is any longer believed trapped above the second floor, he said. "The area around my house is actually not that bad, the houses are all OK but, because of the aftershocks, I don't really want to stay there".

President Tsai Ing-wen was at the scene of the quake on Wednesday morning, where she visited hospitals and relief centres.

Some residents, she said, had bought neighbouring flats inside the building and knocked down walls to create bigger dwellings.

Pope Francis also expressed solidarity with the victims in a statement released by the Vatican.

Tuesday night's quake was the most violent he's felt in his 17 years on the island, he said.

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"My family were unhurt, but a neighbour was injured in their head and is bleeding".

Margaret K. Lewis, a Seton Hall University Law School professor living in Taipei, said she felt prolonged swaying at her modern high-rise apartment building in Beitou District, in the northern part of the city.

A total of 67 people are still missing.

Six people were killed in the quake, while 256 others were injured and 88 left unaccounted for, according to the fire agency.

Hualien - Taiwanese rescuers on Thursday braved aftershocks coursing through a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a deadly quake as their search for survivors uncovered two more bodies.

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