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7 killed in quake-hit Tainan's leaning ruins

Sat, Feb 06, 2016, 01:54 PM
An earthquake of 6.4 intensity on the Richter scale toppled buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least seven people, in the early hours of Saturday, BBC reported.
Rescue teams have been trying to reach the people trapped in the rubble.
A baby was among at least four people killed when a high-rise block collapsed. More than 300 people have been injured.
President Ma Ying-jeou promised an `all-out effort' to rescue the people.
Shelters would be set up for those who had lost their homes in the city of two million people, the President said when he arrived in the city.
Television pictures showed rescue workers frantically trying to reach people trapped in collapsed buildings and leaning ruins, using ladders to climb over the piles of rubble.
One of the worst affected was the 17-storey Wei Kuan apartment complex, home to at least 256 people.
Agency: Ap7am Desk

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