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Sunday, February 7, 2016
Death toll rises to 23 in southern Taiwan earthquake
The death toll in the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit southern Taiwan early Saturday morning had climbed to 23 as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, with 121 still unaccounted for, while 282 had been rescued, according to statistics by the Tainan City government.
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U.S. State Department, lawmakers send condolences over Taiwan quake
The U.S. State Department and several U.S. congressmen Saturday sent condolences to the victims of a deadly earthquake hitting southern Taiwan earlier in the day.
[Update: Feb. 7] Earthquake rattles south, at least 18 dead
Most of Taiwan was rudely awoken at 3:57 a.m. Saturday by a Central Weather Bureau- (CWB) reported magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered in the island's southern region that collapsed buildings and killed at least 18 while injuring 505, according to figures released by the central disaster response authorities on early Sunday. 152 were still unaccounted for.
President wants all-out efforts in earthquake rescue
President Ma Ying-jeou said the government will make an all-out effort to help people hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, Feb. 6.
Transport networks increase efforts in the wake of disaster
Public transportation networks on Saturday stepped up efforts to get travelers home for the holidays in the wake of the 6.4 earthquake that rattled the south of the country.
Facebook activated its Safety Check feature Saturday for people affected by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that stuck southern Taiwan in the early hours of the morning.
Building collapse reveals construction issues
A number of construction issues became apparent as the structure of the fallen 17-story apartment complex in Tainan's Yongkang District was laid bare in the wake of the earthquake on Saturday.
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip maker, said Saturday that it is working quickly to recover from the damage to some of its products at its wafer plant in Tainan following a powerful earthquake earlier in the day.
A woman who survived a deadly earthquake in Taiwan in 1999 experienced another harrowing ordeal Saturday when the building in which she was living collapsed in a powerful quake.
Military, rescuers respond to quake disaster
Taiwan's military and emergency services were responding to the strong earthquake in southern Taiwan Saturday, sending helicopters and rescue and medical teams to the stricken areas.
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