Date: February 6, 2016
By: LAUREN BARBATO
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A deadly 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck a Taiwan city
Saturday morning, killing at least 15 people, according to the Taipei Times. More than 100 people are reportedly missing in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan after several buildings, including a high-rise residential apartment building, crumbled from the powerful quake. According to The Washington Post, about 340 people were already rescued throughout Tainan, and search and rescue missions are continuing into the night.
Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported Saturday that nearly
500 people were injured in the earthquake, while roughly 150
people remained missing. CNA added that at least nine structures collapsed throughout Tainan, citing a report from
the Central Disaster Response Center.
The high-rise tower that collapsed following the earthquake was Tainan’s Weiguan Jinlong building, a 17-story structure located in the city’s Yongkang District. Government officials told the Taipei Times that there were 256 registered residents of the building. While it’s unclear how many of those residents were in the Jinlong building at the time of the earthquake, officials said first responders were able to rescue 167 people from the building, the Taipei Times reported. The news source added that 30 people were rescued from another building that also collapsed during the earthquake. [FULL STORY]