A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan Saturday, toppling buildings, killing at least 13 people dead and leaving hundreds more injured, officials said, NBC News reported.
The 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck about 30 miles east of Tainan, a city of around 2 million, just before 4 a.m. local time (3 p.m. Friday E.T.), the U.S. Geological Survey said. At least 484 people were hurt, Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center said.
Nine building collapsed in the temblor, which also caused at least five to tilt at alarming angles. Eight people were still missing, Taiwan’s National Fire Agency said.