18 killed, 505 injured after quake hit southern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/07
By: Tang Pei-chun, Yang ssu-jui and Frances Huang

Taipei, Feb. 7 (CNA) With search and rescue efforts continuing for more than

Tainan, early Sunday.

Tainan, early Sunday.

24 hours in Tainan after a strong earthquake hit southern Taiwan, the death toll had climbed to 18 as of 7:30 in Sunday morning, according to the Tainan City government’s Fire Bureau.

Tainan was hit the hardest by the deadly 6.4 magnitude tremor, which occurred at 3:57 a.m. Saturday, toppling more than 10 buildings, all in Tainan.

Rescue efforts from the government and charity groups, including the Red Cross Society of the ROC, have been intensified in a bid to save as many lives as possible. Donations from enterprises and charity groups have been pouring in to help with relief efforts.

At 8 a.m., at least 18 deaths and 505 injured were confirmed, while a total of 356 have been rescued, with 152 others remaining unaccounted for, the data showed. Meanwhile, 98 of the injured remained hospitalized and 424 have been evacuated.     [FULL  STORY]

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