6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Taiwan

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A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has toppled buildings and caused huge damage in Taiwan.

Rescue teams have been working throughout the night, helping hundreds of people who live there.

The earthquake struck close to the southern city of Tainan over the weekend.

The area of Taina is often hit with earthquakes, but they aren’t usually so big.

Firefighters, police and the army are all working together to rescue people, and animals, from the rubble.

Shelters are being set up for people whose homes have been badly damaged. There are power cuts and public transport has been stopped.

Exactly how much damage has been done is still not known, but rescuers continue to work hard to make people safe.

At least 20 people are now confirmed dead with around 120 still missing.

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  1. I am from Taiwan… Lucky my grandparent’s house was far away. Still over 100 people trapped. So sad…

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