47 killed in devastating earthquake in southern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/10
By: Chen Yi-wei and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) The body of a six-year-old boy was found dead 201602100020t0001Wednesday afternoon, bringing the death toll of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that jolted southern Taiwan on Feb. 6 to 47, according to data compiled by the National Fire Agency.

As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, another 548 people had been injured, according to the official data.

The quake caused 10 buildings collapsed in Tainan City.

Forty-five of the 47 confirmed deaths resulting from the earthquake occurred in a collapsed apartment complex, called the Weiguan Jinlong, in Tainan’s Yongkang District.

More than 90 people are still believed to be trapped in the rubble of the collapsed 16-story building, according to Tainan City government.      [FULL  STORY]

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