At least 4 dead as 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan

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A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred in Taiwan at 7:58am local time.

At least 4 people were killed and 57 were injured when a powerful preliminary magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Taiwan Wednesday, the Taiwanese government said.

A five-story house and another building in Hualien, Taiwan, collapsed because of the earthquake. A seven-decade-old low-rise house in Keelung, Taiwan, and at least one other building in Taipei was said to have falling debris. As of noon, four deaths had been confirmed in Hualien, with another 57 injuries across the island, according to Taiwan's National Fire Agency and the EMIC in Taipei.

 

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