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Seven killed, 260 injured in Taiwan earthquake

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-02-08 01:25

TAIPEI - Seven people were killed and 260 were injured as of 10:00 pm Wednesday after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Taiwan.

A female tourist from the Chinese mainland died at 9:00 pm Wednesday after treatment failed.

A total of 67 people are still missing.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the earthquake jolted waters near Hualien county at 11:50 pm Tuesday.

It was the most severe earthquake to hit Hualien in five decades, according to Fu Kun-Chi, the head of Hualien county.

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