Taiwan Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 14

A building teetered Wednesday after its first floor collapsed in an earthquake in Hualien, in Taiwan’s east.
Central News Agency, via Associated Press

Search and rescue workers have found the bodies of two people believed to be members of a family trapped in a partially collapsed hotel in Taiwan, bringing the death toll from this week’s earthquake to 14.

Taiwan’s official China News Agency reported that rescue workers found the bodies at the Beauty Inn around noon on Saturday.

They have not been identified, but are believed to belong to a family of five Chinese tourists who rescueers have been searching for since a magnitude 6.4 quake struck Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hualien county, a popular tourist destination.

The death toll as of Saturday has risen to 14, with 280 people injured and three others still missing.

SOURCE: The Associated Press