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Over 100 Missing, 18 Dead As Strong Quake Rattles Taiwan

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More than 130 people were still trapped Sunday morning in the wreckage of a Taiwan apartment building that collapsed during a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Tainan the day before, officials said, NBC News reported.

At daybreak Sunday, the Central Emergency Operation Center in Taipei said 18 people had been killed and another 505 injured during the quake that struck southeast of Tainan just before 4 a.m. local time Saturday (3 p.m. Friday ET).

A total of 132 people are believed trapped in the collapsed building.

Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said Sunday morning that there are still an estimated 103 people trapped deeper beneath the 16-story residential building Weiguan Jinlong.

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