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Search for Taiwan survivors continues as night approaches

11:17am GMT - 00:54

Rescue teams continue to scour the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors after a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan. Natasha Howitt reports.

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A security camera catches the moment a 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan... The powerful tremor has left at least eight people dead. Rescue efforts have been focusing on this building - a 17-storey apartment complex that housed over 250 people. Dogs and acoustic equipment have been used to pick up signs of life. Many have been rescued from the rubble. But after hours of searching and with a cold night fast approaching, five people are still missing. Buildings in nine other areas of Tainan city, in southern Taiwan, also collapsed in the quake. Others were tilted at alarming angles. City officials say it is too early to determine if poor construction was a factor. Taiwan last experienced a major earthquake in 1999, which killed about 2,400 people.

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Search for Taiwan survivors continues as night approaches

11:17am GMT - 00:54