Death Toll Rises to 9 in Earthquake that Toppled Buildings in Taiwan

(From ABC News)

As the run rose over Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien Thursday, at least 62 people were still missing or unaccounted for after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the region late Tuesday night, toppling buildings and killing nine people.

Another 260 people have been injured and about 31,000 households were without water as of Wednesday as strong aftershocks continued to rattle the city, according to Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center.

Search-and-rescue teams have been working around the clock at the site of four collapsed buildings since the earthquake struck Hualien at about 11:50 p.m. local time Tuesday night.

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