A baby pulled from the rubble: Dozens feared dead and hundreds trapped in collapsed buildings after devastating 6.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Taiwan

  • 'Multiple' buildings have collapsed in the city of Tainan, a city of about two million people in the south of the island
  • At least one of the buildings was a 17-storey residential block, which was home to about 200 people
  • Three people confirmed dead including a ten-day-old baby girl and a 50-year-old man found in the same apartment
  • Another 55-year-old man was also killed in the quake, while another 150 were reportedly taken to hospital
  • So far five aftershocks registering at least 2.8 have taken place but warning centre says tsunami is not expected



At least three people have died including a ten-day-old baby after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan in the early hours of this morning, causing a 17-storey apartment building to collapse.
Emergency crews are working to free hundreds more people who are feared trapped after the quake struck the southern city of Tainan at around 4am according to Taiwan's state news agency.
A ten-day-old girl was reported to have died in the disaster alongside a 50-year-old man who was found in the same apartment. Another 55-year-old man was also killed, according to an emergency response center in Tainan.
At least 150 people were taken to hospital following the disaster, according to CNN, while rsecue workers say 221 have been pulled from the rubble .
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Alive: Fire crews are pictured pulling a stunned infant from the wreckage of a 17-storey apartment building in the city of Tainan, Taiwan, after an earthquake struck this morning killing three and leaving hundreds more trapped




While this infant was lucky enough to escape with its life, another ten-day-old baby girl was reported to have been killed along with a 50-year-old man found inside the same apartment




The ten-day-old girl and 50-year-old man were reported dead at the scene, while another 55-year-old man died before reaching hospital (pictured, fire crews take another infant from the rubble)




Multiple infants were pictured being pulled from the apartment today, including this child being passed out of a window by fire crews




Another youngster wrapped in a pink blanket is carried from the ruins of the 17-storey building which is believed to have been home to 256 people living in 92 apartments




More than 200 people have so far been freed from collapsed buildings, though hundreds more could still be trapped after the strong earthquake hit at around 4am today




A woman who survived the earthquake is hoisted from the rubble in a cage attached to a crane as fire crews look on earlier today


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