People trapped after natural disaster in Taiwan

Taiwan earthquake The effects of the earthquake measuring 6.4 in magnitude were felt in as far as the country’s capital Taipei

TWO people have been killed and more than 100 are injured after two earthquakes struck Taiwan. Taiwanese media reported that a separate hotel known as the Beautiful Life Hotel was tilting.

A camera set up in a garage caught the powerful quake, which struck about 11.50pm local time in Hualien.

A 6.4-magnitude natural disaster has struck the east coast of Taiwan, the US Geological Service (USGS) reported.

Multiple, strong aftershocks rattled the area, keeping residents and emergency officials on edge.

The quake was centered in the East China Sea about 21 kilometers north-northeast of Hualien City.

Rescue workers search the Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan early February 7, 2018, after a strong natural disaster struck the island.The Marshal Hotel is damaged after an quake hit Hualien on Taiiwan's east coast during the night of February 6, 2018. Firefighters are continuing to deal with gas leaks and fires as a result of the quake. One building was partially collapsed and tipped over at an angle, trapping multiple people inside. A handful of employees race out of frame as merchandise is shaken off the shelves and onto the ground.

The government said a bridge in the city on Taiwan's eastern coast could not be used, and the structure of an inn had tilted during the natural disaster.

This is a developing story. There are no reports of injuries yet.

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