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While 9 people lost their lives in the earthquake, the number of injured has exceeded 1000. It is also reported that many people are missing or trapped in tunnels.

According to Taiwanese media reports, 143 people were still under the rubble or trapped in blocked tunnels on Wednesday evening local time.

According to the National Fire Service, seven people are trapped in the Renhe mining district, 47 hotel workers and 24 tourists in Jiuqudong, 64 people in the Heping mining district and one person in the Jhu-ilu Trekking and Hiking trail.

Chen Cheng-chi, deputy commander of the Central Emergency Operation Center (CEOC) and vice minister of economic affairs, stated that most rescue efforts are currently focused on Provincial Highway No. 8.

In addition, authorities still have not been able to make contact with four buses carrying civilians who went missing after the earthquake.

The magnitude of the powerful earthquake that hit the east coast of Taiwan was measured at 7.4.

The death toll is expected to rise in the coming days.

America News Agency

 

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