Taiwan struck by a deadly earthquake just before typhoon hits

Taiwan was preparing for typhoon Lekima when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit on Thursday (Aug 8) killing one woman and caused temporary power outages that affected more than 10,000 homes, authorities said. The quake struck at 5.28am at a depth of 10km…

Super Typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in Japan Taiwan and China

China is hit by Lekima after the super typhoon, the ninth typhoon for the year, causes significant damage in Japan and Taiwan. In China 33 people have been killed. On Friday, Typhoon Lekima battered southern Japan and Taiwan, killing one…

Taiwan train crash kills 18 and injures approximately 171 passengers

Sunday the 21 Oct at 1650 hours an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan, the island’s worst rail accident for more than 25 years. Images show the Puyuma Express train completely derailed…

Nine People Killed and Fifteen Injured in Taiwan Hospital Fire

Last Monday (Aug 13) nine people died and were 15 injured when a fire broke out in a government-run Ministry of Health and Welfare Taipei Hospital in New Taipei City. The fire started on the seventh floor of the Taipei…

Taiwan Hit by Strong Earthquake

Taiwan has suffered a strong earthquake leading to at least two people being killed and more than more than 200 injured report officials. The tremor measuring 6.4-magnitude struck on 6 February at 23:50 local time 12 miles off the island’s east…

YONE meet the challenge following Taiwan earthquake

At 03:57 local time (19:57 UTC) on February 6th 2016, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.4 struck 28 km northeast of Pingtung City in southern Taiwan, in the Meinong District of Kaohsiung, causing widespread damage and 117 deaths.…

Young girl rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100

By J.R. Wu and Damon Lin TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) – Rescuers pulled out an eight-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday more than 60 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake, as the…

Taiwan quake fells 17-storey building, 123 rescued so far – fire brigade

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwan quake toppled a 17-storey apartment building in southern Tainan city on Saturday, and crews had so far rescued 123 people from the wreckage, a fire brigade official said. There were no immediate reports of deaths…

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