Taiwan Earthquake: Buildings Collapse, Many Injured, Others Trapped In Ruins

Taiwan Earthquake: Buildings Collapse, Many Injured, Others Trapped In Ruins

  • A massive earthquake in Taiwan measured to be of 7.7 magnitude on Wednesday, April 3, destroyed buildings and killed seven persons
  • Sources claim that the earthquake which also injured at least 700 persons is the biggest in the last 25 years in Taiwan
  • It was gathered that the disaster took place near the city of Hualien where a lot of persons were trapped in ruins
Taiwan Earthquake: Buildings Collapse, Many Injured, Others Trapped In Ruins
Rescuers search through rubble for survivors. Source: thesun.my
Source: UGC

Taiwan - An earthquake in Taiwan with a magnitude of 7.7, which is the strongest the nation has experienced in 25 years on Wednesday, April 3, killed seven person and injured at least 700 others.

The earthquake also caused building collapses, power outages and landslides on the island, apart from sparking initial tsunami warnings in southern Japan and the Philippines.

It was gathered that the disaster occurred not far from the city of Hualien, on Taiwan’s eastern coast, and destroyed buildings with persons trapped in the ensuing ruins, The Guardian reports.

Read also

Asian markets hit by dimming US rate hopes, Taiwan quake

People and vehicles were trapped in the Dachingshui tunnel, while train lines were also damaged, as schools and workplaces nearby were closed in the city, Taiwan’s Centre for Science and Technology (CST) reported.

Videos on social media showed children being rescued from collapsed residential buildings. One five-storey building in Hualien appeared heavily damaged, its first floor collapsed and the bulk of the building leaning at a 45-degree angle.

Eyewitnesses in Hualien disclosed that rocks dislodged from nearby mountains fell down around them, while others rushed outside because of the impact of the tremors

Further north, part of the headland of Guishan Island, Turtle Island, because of its shape, slid into the sea while many people in its capital, Taipei, were rescued from a partly collapsed warehouse.

Asian markets hit by dimming US rate hopes

Read also

World Bank estimates damage to Gaza critical infrastructure at $18.5 bn

Asian markets tumbled on Wednesday, April 3, as investors grow increasingly sceptical that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates as much as hoped this year, while a massive earthquake in Taiwan added to the sense of gloom.

Taipei fell after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake just off Taiwan's east coast, which added to the regional uncertainty, though there was some relief that the threat of a tsunami had dissipated.

New feature: Сheck out news that is picked for YOU ➡️ click on “Recommended for you” and enjoy!

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel