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Over seven killed, 90 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

HUALIEN (Reuters) – Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, as they searched for about 90 people missing after a strong earthquake killed at least seven near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight.

The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, also injured 243 people and collapsed four buildings, officials said.

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