At Least Seven Dead In Taiwan After Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Topples 17-storey Apartment Building

06/02/2016 3:25 PM AEDT | Updated February 6, 2016 19:12
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A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake toppled a 17-storey apartment building in southern Taiwan, killing at least five people and triggering frantic efforts to rescue about 35 people feared trapped inside.

The fatalities include a baby and a 40-year-old man, after a complex of towers collapsed when the tremor struck at the start of a Lunar New Year holiday.

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