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Over 100 Missing, 18 Dead As Strong Quake Rattles Taiwan

Over 100 Missing, 18 Dead As Strong Quake Rattles Taiwan
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Rescue personnel search for survivors at the site of a collapsed building on February 6, 2016 in Tainan, Taiwan. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling several buildings and killing at least two people in Tainan, according to local news reports. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

More than 130 people were still trapped Sunday morning in the wreckage of a Taiwan apartment building that collapsed during a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Tainan the day before, officials said, NBC News reported.

At daybreak Sunday, the Central Emergency Operation Center in Taipei said 18 people had been killed and another 505 injured during the quake that struck southeast of Tainan just before 4 a.m. local time Saturday (3 p.m. Friday ET).

A total of 132 people are believed trapped in the collapsed building.

Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said Sunday morning that there are still an estimated 103 people trapped deeper beneath the 16-story residential building Weiguan Jinlong.

  

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