Major quake strikes off Taiwan; 2 trapped in building collapse

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Taiwan’s southeastern coast on Sunday with at least one building collapsing and train cars derailed.
The quake hit at 2:44pm (06:44 GMT) about 50km (30 miles) north of the city of Taitung at a depth of 10km (4 miles), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
More than 600 people were trapped on the scenic Chike and Liushishi mountain areas by blocked roads, though there were no injuries and rescuers were working to reopen them.
A two-story residential building collapsed near the epicentre in Yuli district and work was under way to rescue two trapped people.

Al Jazeera’s Fintan Monaghan reports.

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