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Death toll of eastern Taiwan earthquake reaches 17

from Taiwan News

The death toll from a magnitude 6.0 earthquake which struck Hualien County in eastern Taiwan on Feb. 6 has risen to 17, while 291 have sustained injuries, according Hualien County Commissioner Fu Kun-chi. The last of a family of five Chinese tourists was confirmed to by dead by rescuers yesterday (Feb. 11) in the Beauty Inn hotel section of the partially collapsed Yun Men Tsui Ti building, which is leaning precariously by 30 degrees. After the last of the five missing Chinese tourists was confirmed to be dead, rescue efforts were called off on Sunday morning. more

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