The Wall Street Journal: 6.4-magnitude Taiwan earthquake topples buildings, kills at least 7

BEIJING—Rescuers in Taiwan worked to free scores of residents trapped after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake toppled buildings or knocked them askew in the coastal city of Hualien.

The quake, which struck shortly before midnight Tuesday, left seven people dead and injured 254, with another 88 city residents reported as missing as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the government’s Central Emergency Operation Center.

Thank you to our first responders for their tireless efforts in #Hualien. Rescue operations have been continuing night & day. Right now 145 people remain unaccounted for – we will not rest until all are found pic.twitter.com/UO2mqBuKt7

— 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen (@iingwen) February 7, 2018

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