Quake damages buildings, roads in Taiwan, causing 2 deaths
A strong earthquake damaged buildings and buckled roads near Taiwan‚Äôs eastern coast, killing two people and injuring more than 200.
A hotel employee died in Hualien county when the ground floor caved in at the Marshal Hotel, and another person died in a residential building, the national fire and rescue service reported.
A maintenance worker who was rescued after being trapped in the hotel‚Äôs basement said the force of the earthquake was unusual.
‚ÄúAt first it wasn‚Äôt that big ... we get this sort of thing all the time and it‚Äôs really nothing. But then it got really terrifying,‚ÄĚ Chen Minghui said after he was reunited with his son and grandson. ‚ÄúIt was really scary.‚ÄĚ...