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Taiwan Earthquake Latest

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Added On February 10, 2018

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 10 in Taiwan's Hualien County, leaving 272 injured and seven still missing.
 
Among the victims, four came from the Chinese mainland and one from the Philippines. 
 
Rescuers said five other mainland tourists are still trapped in the building, including four adults and one child.
   
Fu Kun-Chi, head of Hualien County,large machinery will clear the site of the collapsed Marshal Hotel and two tilted buildings on Friday morning.
 
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) FU KUN-CHI, Head of Hualien County
"Any rescue team is welcomed by people in the quake-hit areas."
 
According to Fu, it was the most severe earthquake to hit Hualien in five decades. 
 
Chen Deming, president of the mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, said the mainland is willing to assist with the quake relief, including sending rescue teams to the island.
 
According to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), the magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolted waters near Hualien at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday.
   
The Red Cross Society of China has decided to provide 1 million yuan, or about 158,000 U.S. dollars, for rescue operations, saying that it is ready to send rescue teams to Taiwan.