Taiwan natural disaster leaves several dead, hundreds injured

Rescuers comb Taiwan quake rubble for remaining 7 missing

Rescuers comb Taiwan quake rubble for remaining 7 missing

The Yunmen Tsuiti building was one of several damaged by the magnitude-6.4 quake that struck on Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hualien county, whose economy is heavily dependent on tourism. But efforts are are being focused on one of the residential buildings that was left tilting by the quake for the missing person, among whom are Canadian citizens. At least seven people are reported still missing.

The chances of finding anyone else alive are slim, but rescuers are continuing their search, authorities said.

Abig added that de Castro's husband has not been able to go back to his former work since he met an accident, the reason why his wife chose to go overseas to work as a caregiver.

Meanwhile, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) for their support in the rescue and relief efforts.

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The force of the tremor buckled roads and disrupted electricity and water supplies to thousands of households, the National Fire Agency said.

This video, posted on on February 7, the day after the quake, shows rescue workers helping a woman from a partially collapsed building.

The headcount of missing people is based on registered occupants, Chen said by phone, adding that firefighters were evaluating whether to prop up the building with steel. "They're scrambling for time".

"This is one of the problems they're contending with here, not only the weather - but the continuing aftershocks".

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Hualien, a tourist city surrounded by mountains, is home to about 100,000 people.

Schools and offices in Hualien County were to be closed Wednesday.

Taiwan's location along one of the many seismic faults that encircles the Pacific Ocean means the country frequently experiences earthquakes.

A police officer guards a collapsed apartment building in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan.

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As of Friday afternoon, there have been more than 260 aftershocks since the 6.0-magnitude natural disaster struck off Taiwan's east coast at 11:50 p.m. on February 6. Five people involved in the construction of the complex were found guilty of negligence and given prison sentences.

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