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LIVE UPDATES: Search for survivors after Taiwan hit by biggest quake in 25 years

BBC 2024/4/12

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Firefighters work at the site where a building collapsed following the earthquake, in Hualien, Taiwan on 3 April 2024

Taiwan's President has given an update at a news briefing in New Tapei City.

"At this time when there are frequent aftershocks, the government must ensure the accuracy of information and provide timely assistance to people in need, so that people can feel at ease and safe," Tsai Ing-wen said.

"We are ready to work together."

Her comments come as the rescue efforts continue. Some buildings in Hualien City are leaning dangerously and train lines have also been ruptured.

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