Aftershocks hinder rescue efforts after major earthquake in Taiwan, 12 found dead

Rescue efforts have been seriously hampered by continued aftershocks following a deadly quake in Taiwan.

Hualien a Taiwanese tourist city had been hit by a magnitude 6.4 quake just before midnight on Tuesday that injured 270 people. People are still reported missing after 4 buildings had collapsed, authorities say. Rescue efforts have been particularly focused on a hard hit 12-storey building that housed apartments and a small hotel. The building has been propped up by thick steel girders in a way that has to be seen to be believed.


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