Taiwan earthquake: Deaths confirmed amid rescue effort
February 6, 2018 4:23 pm
A strong earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least two people and injured more than 100 others, officials say.
The powerful 6.4-magnitude tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the island’s east coast.
Rescuers are trying to free people from a partially collapsed hotel and a residential building, officials say.
Photographs show tilting and collapsed high-rise buildings, scattered debris and extensive damage to roads in the area.
The lower basement and ground floor of the 10-storey Marshal Hotel have given way. At least three members of staff are thought to be stuck inside, state media says.