Four dead, more than 170 missing as damaging Taiwan earthquake topples hotel

Last updated 18:27, February 7 2018

Rescuers are working to reach five people trapped and more than 170 people unaccounted for in several buildings damaged by a strong earthquake near Taiwan's eastern coast.

The shallow 6.4-magnitude quake late Tuesday night caused at least four buildings in worst-hit Hualien county to cave in and tilt dangerously, killing two people.

Video footage and photos showed several midsized buildings leaning at sharp angles, their lowest floors crushed into mangled heaps of concrete, shattered glass, bent iron beams and other debris. Firefighters could be seen climbing ladders hoisted against windows as they sought to reach residents inside apartments.

Rescuers are seen entering a building that collapsed onto its side from an early morning 6.4 magnitude earthquake in ...
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Rescuers are seen entering a building that collapsed onto its side from an early morning 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. Rescue workers are searching for any survivors trapped inside the building.

The quake injured 219 people, two dozen of them critically, in Hualien county, the National Fire Agency said. The force of the tremor buckled roads and disrupted electricity and water supplies to thousands of households.

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Well, it has the word alien in it, so I'm paying attention. Who Alien? I for one would love to know.

Wow, Marshal hotel...

Plausible explanation here: 

http://thecontrail.com/forum/topic/show?id=4744723%3ATopic%3A861767...

Source of the picture: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42970377

Far out on the Marshall hotel! You can't make this stuff up.

much more crazy shit happening.

Here is the official message:

Who Alien tie want @ Marshal Hotel.

I'm here!

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