Natural Disasters


Rescue efforts continue after massive Taiwan natural disaster
Thelakeandeswave
Taiwan rescuers pulled a 20-year-old man from the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern city of Tainan on Sunday more than a day after a strong natural disaster hit the island, television reported. A total of 132 people are still trapped ...

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Taiwan natural disaster: Seven killed, 247 rescued after high-rise building collapses
Thelakeandeswave
Authorities said two people were killed by falling objects elsewhere in Tainan. One other death was reported at the site, but details were not immediately available. Relatives of missing residents from a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful ...

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NanoNews (blog)

At least 11 dead after natural disaster hits southern Taiwan
NanoNews (blog)
In 1999, an natural disaster with a magnitude of 7.6 rattled central Taiwan and left more than 2,300 people dead. The start of the festivities marking the Lunar New Year – an important family holiday – had just begun, meaning numerous building's ...

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The Indian Republic

Strong natural disaster topples buildings in Taiwan
The Indian Republic
Rescue teams were racing to find survivors after a 6.4 magnitude quake struck Taiwan, killing at least seven people, injuring scores and trapping many under rubble. Mr Chen said 256 people from 96 apartment units are registered residents in the ...

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Strong natural disaster topples high-rise building in Taiwan
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Firefighters and soldiers used ladders, excavators and other equipment to pull survivors out of rubble and through twisted windows. The Wei-Guan Golden Dragon Building is a 17-floor structure that has 256 regular tenants, but authorities fear the ...

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Thelakeandeswave

Taiwan natural disaster: 12 killed, 247 rescued after high-rise building collapses
Thelakeandeswave
Geologists report that the natural disaster happened around 4 a.m. just 30 miles east of Tainan, the city worst hit by the catastrophe and home to about 1.8 million people. More than 220 people were pulled from the rubble and 115 hospitalized, fire ...

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Mother Jones

Chris Christie Says It Took a Natural Disaster for Him to See He Could be President
Mother Jones
In a Bedford, New Hampshire, warehouse filled with several hundred supporters, Chris Christie on Saturday morning said that four years ago he was asked to run for president—begged to run for president—by associates, politicos, and funders. But, he ...

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Taiwan natural disaster: 3 dead, 221 rescued
MyTechBits
Earthquakes are a frequent occurrence in Taiwan and buildings are generally created to withstand strong quakes and typhoons, which are also common. Dozens more people have been rescued or safely evacuated from a market and a seven-floor building ...

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The Week Magazine

Natural disaster
The Week Magazine
At least 13 people died and hundreds more were injured in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Taiwan on Saturday, The Associated Press reports. Rescuers saved hundreds of people from buildings and were still trying to reach others. Dozens of people ...

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Taiwan: 7 dead, 370 injured in natural disaster
Thelakeandeswave
A child is rescued from a toppled building after a 6.4-magnitude quake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Rescuers mounted hydraulic ladders and a crane to scour the wreckage, plucking 221 survivors to safety so far, with dozens taken to ...

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