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6.4 magnitude quake strikes Taiwan

Taiwan: A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left two dead and more than 200 injured, the government said, after buildings crumbled and trapped people inside.A hotel and an apartment block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien, according to the national fire agency. Five more buildings including a hospital have also been damaged with roads strewn with rubble, cracks along highways and damaged buildings tilted at angles. The worst-hit Marshal Hotel partly crumpled into the ground, leaving it slanting on its side.