Dhaka, 8 Feb, Abnews: A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left nine people dead and 219 injured, the government said, after buildings crumbled and trapped people inside.
About 62 still remain missing, according to the government, with many believed to be still trapped inside buildings.
Hualien, an area popular with tourists, is home to about 100,000 people. Its streets were buckled by the force of the quake, with around 40,000 homes left without water and more than 600 without power.
The worst-hit Marshal Hotel partly crumpled into the ground, leaving it slanting on its side, as rescuers on cranes attempted to free people from its upper floors.