Earthquake in Taiwan, 9 Killed, More than 200 Injuries

SAR team in eastern Taiwan continues to dig the wreckage of an apartment complex partly collapsed in Tuesday's strong earthquake.

Officials at Taiwan's National Fire Agency Thursday revised the death toll, from ten to nine people, and the number of missing and missing victims from nearly 60 people to 10. At least three of the dead were from mainland China.

Number of deaths to rise to 6 in Taiwan by earthquake

The 12-storey Yun Men Tsui Ti building in Hualien's popular tourist area still stands tilted in position dangerous due to the 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The search for survivors in the sloped building slowed by more than 100 aftershocks on Wednesday, leaving rescue workers rushing to leave the wreckage.

More than 250 people were injured in Tuesday's earthquake (6/2). At least three other high-rise buildings partially collapsed and in dangerous leaning positions, including among them the Marshal Hotel, where at least two people were killed.

Over 800 residents slept in makeshift shelters, most of them afraid of returning to the house due to the number of aftershocks. The quake caused the roads to split, initially causing some 40,000 homes to not receive the flow of water, and about 2,000 others suffered power outages. [uh]

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