Taiwan earthquake: Rescue teams race against time after the strongest earthquake in the country in 25 years

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Taiwan earthquake: The moment a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan

Rescue teams are racing against time to help residents get out of a collapsed building in Hualien City, Taiwan, after a severe 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the island.

Reuters quoted a fire department official at the scene as saying that the building, which was left tilted after the collapse, was highly unstable during the rescue operation, and the official indicated that teams needed to ensure its safety before pulling people out.

The Taiwanese government said that seven people were killed in the sparsely populated, mountainous province of Hualien in the east of the country, near the epicenter of the earthquake, and 711 people were injured.

Rescue efforts are still underway in Taiwan after the earthquake struck an area off its eastern coast on Wednesday.

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