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Deadly earthquake in Taiwan

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 8:54 AM

A strong earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least two people and injured more than 200 others.

The powerful 6.4 magnitude tremor struck about 12 miles off the island's east coast.

Emergency responders have rescued about 150 people from hotels and residential buildings that have partially collapsed in the city of Hualien.

Photographs show tilting structures, scattered debris and extensive damage to roads in the area.

A hospital was among several badly damaged buildings.

The lower basement and ground floor of the 10-storey Marshal Hotel gave way after the quake.

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