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Search continues for survivors of Taiwan earthquake

Dozens may remain trapped in the tilted Yun Tsui building.
Dozens may remain trapped in the tilted Yun Tsui building.
By Robert Hackwill
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Strong aftershocks restrict rescue workers' efforts.


Aftershocks continue to rattle Taiwan after a strong earthquake killed at least 10 people and injured more than 270 others on Tuesday night.

A 5.7-magnitude tremor was felt late on Wednesday, in the same area where the 6.7 magnitude quake struck on the country's east coast, severely damaging Hualien City.

Emergency workers, while recovering more bodies from the rubble are also continuing the search for survivors from Tuesday night's strong earthquake, but their efforts are being hampered by further aftershocks.

Images from the city show tilted structures, scattered debris and buckled roads.

Those caught up in the quake talk of panic and people running for their lives.

Tuesday's quake happened exactly two years after a previous tremor in the Taiwanese city of Tainan that killed at least 116 people.

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