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General Category => World News => Topic started by: TomSea on April 18, 2019, 07:49:03 AM

Title: Schools evacuated, subway services halted as quake rocks Taiwan
Post by: TomSea on April 18, 2019, 07:49:03 AM
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Schools evacuated, subway services halted as quake rocks Taiwan

TAIPEI: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien on Thursday (Apr 18), shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

Television footage showed school children being evacuated from buildings after the largest quake to hit the heavily industrialised island this year, a weather bureau official said.

A hundred people were evacuated from a building in Taipei City, while two people were hit by falling rocks in the tourist city of Hualien, the government said.

Read more at: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/schools-evacuated--subway-services-halted-as-quake-rocks-taiwan-11458016 (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/schools-evacuated--subway-services-halted-as-quake-rocks-taiwan-11458016)
People stand next to door below collapsed ceiling in an office building after a quake in New Taipei