Southeastern Taiwan hit by strong earthquake, hundreds still trapped

Southeastern taiwan hit by strong earthquake, hundreds still trapped

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, derailing train carriages, causing a convenience store to collapse and trapping hundreds on mountain roads.

The weather bureau said the epicentre was in Taitung county, and followed a 6.4 magnitude temblor on Saturday evening in the same area, which caused no casualties.

Emergency services responded to a building collapse in Yuli, Taiwan. Local police said at least 17 people were injured in the worst affected Hualien County.

Plus, in Hualien City on Taiwan’s east coast, shoppers were rattled but undaunted when the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks rocked a bookstore.

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