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Taiwan Earthquake Situation Report #2


Taiwan Earthquake SitRep #2
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Highlights:  

·         There have been more than 300 aftershocks since the initial earthquake:

o   Following the initial earthquake several landslides were triggered.

·         Fatalities and Injuries:

o   At least nine people were killed, including four in Taroko National Park between Nantou and Hualien Counties.

o   There are at least 52 people listed as missing. 

o   At least 1,050 people have been injured.

·         The Taiwan Red Cross has set up 20 tents near the affected areas.

·         201 schools in Taipei City have reported damage and six of them have suspended classes.

·         Several highways and the railway between Yilan and Hualien counties have been damaged or blocked by landslides, and the Hualien Rural train station is still closed due to damage.

·         Search and rescue operations are still ongoing:

o   Taiwan Red Cross rescue teams are continuing to search for stranded individuals along the Shakadang Trail.

o   At least 130 people are reportedly still trapped. 

 

Sources:

·         Taiwan - Earthquakes, update (media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 04 April 2024)

·         Taiwan Red Cross Twitter Page

·         PolitiFact Twitter Page

 

 

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