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Taiwan quake death toll rises, rescue efforts continue

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/07/18, 10:15 am

Rescue workers in Taiwan on Wednesday continued to search for trapped survivors after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake killed at least four people and left 82 others missing. The quake struck about 13 miles from the coastal city of Hualien, injuring more than 200 people. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency confirmed the casualties and said more than 40 of the missing people were trapped in the Yunmen Cuiti 12-story apartment building. Chen Tzai-Tung, a worker with the government disaster center, said the leaning building continued to tilt, making it unsafe for rescuers to enter.

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Two deaths, extensive damage from Taiwan quake

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/06/18, 02:48 pm

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook Taiwan on Tuesday, killing two hotel employees and injuring 144 other people, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake’s epicenter was 13 miles northeast of Hualien on the island’s east coast. The ground floor of the Marshal Hotel in Hualien district caved in, and people were believed to be trapped inside, according to the Central News Agency. Taiwanese media also said another hotel in the area was tilting.

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The one-stop wedding shop

Taiwan | Taiwan’s hunsha wedding shops provide gorgeous dresses—plus everything else
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 1/30/18, 09:54 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan—On a sweltering summer day with a heat index of 110 degrees Fahrenheit, a man and a woman in formal attire posed on the steps of Shan-Chih Hall in Tatung University. The train of the young woman’s blue gown fanned behind her as her fiancé—perhaps near heat exhaustion in his three-piece suit—held her waist, obeying the direction of the photographer.

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