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At least 2 killed as powerful quake topples buildings in southern Taiwan

At least 2 killed as powerful quake topples buildings in southern Taiwan

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling several buildings and killing at least two people in Tainan, one of the island's oldest cities, according to local news reports.

One of the buildings that fell was residential and was 17 stories tall. Rescue crews pulled out at least 127 survivors and two bodies -- a 10-day-old girl and a 40-year-old man, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. It was unclear how many more people were still trapped inside. 

The island's fire brigade reported at least 36 people injured.

The quake, which hit at 3:57 a.m. Saturday, was particularly bad because it was very shallow -- about six miles underground --...

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