The number of victims of the earthquake in Taiwan has risen to 55 people

The number of victims of earthquake in the night of Saturday, February 6th, on the island of Taiwan has risen to 55 people, reports the Agency Kyodo, citing local authorities.

Rescuers continue search operation in the special municipality of Tainan in southern Taiwan island. About 80 people currently unaccounted for, reports TASS.

Quake of 6.4 magnitude occurred in the night of 6 February, as a result, were destroyed about a dozen buildings in different parts of the city. Among them was a 17-storey residential complex «Waiguan». Almost all the victims were residents of this particular home — the bodies of 53 of the 55 victims were found under the rubble.

Injured 548 people, of which 79 still remain in hospitals. Currently we are searching for more than 80 people, reports the Agency Xinhua. The scene is a large-scale operation for clearing blockages, however, the chances of detection of survivors remains extremely small.

Tuesday law enforcement arrested the developers of the building, which was suspected of negligence and embezzlement in the construction. Prosecutors have launched an investigation.




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