Strong earthquake hits Taiwan, derails trains and collapses buildings

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, collapsing a three-story building and derailing a passenger train, among other things. Taiwan has been hit by multiple earthquakes since Saturday night.

One death was reported. A man died after equipment fell on his head while working at a cement factory in Yuli, a town of about 25,000 people.

More than 7,000 homes in Yuli have reportedly lost power.

“There is a possibility of aftershocks in the future,” President Tsai Ing-wen said. “I would like to appeal to the people of Taiwan to remain vigilant.”

The relief teams will inspect various roads, bridges, hydroelectric power and water supply lines for damage after the earthquake. A fire brigade in Taiwan reported rescuing four people who were inside a collapsed supermarket.

Tsunami warnings are now over, the US Geological Survey reported. Japan has also lifted its tsunami warning.

There have been over 100 tremors since Saturday. Tremors were also felt in Hong Kong.

A roof collapsed at a badminton court in Taoyuan City, drawing attention on social media. Strong earthquake hits Taiwan, derails trains and collapses buildings

Fry Electronics Team

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