Taiwan is devastated by massive 6.4 magnitude earthquake
TAIWAN (KUSI) – At least three people were killed and more wounded after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the northern city of Tainin in Taiwan Saturday morning.
According to the Associated Press, rescue crews pulled approximately 221 people from two residential high-rises that collapsed when the earthquake hit. Crews are still searching to locate anyone else trapped in the rubble.
According to CNN, more than 1,500 people are involved in rescue efforts throughout the city.
CNN affiliate EBC and other Taiwanese media reported that Taiwan’s outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou is on his way to the city to access the damages.
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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck about 4 a.m. local time (2000 GMT Friday) and was located 22 miles southeast of Yujin and 6 miles underground.
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