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Taiwan: 'Are they flying?' - Survivor of deadly earthquake recounts ordeal01:30

Taiwan: 'Are they flying?' - Survivor of deadly earthquake recounts ordeal

Taiwan, Province of China, Hualien
February 7, 2018 at 21:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

Melinda Yu who survived the collapse of her building during the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Hualien City on Tuesday, recalled how events unfolded in an interview shot on Wednesday.She recounted hearing the sound of banging, before adding she was shocked when the building she was in started to collapse.“I’m on the 5th floor. How could anyone [be] walking near my window? Are they flying?," added Melinda Yu, who is also searching for her missing pet cat MiffyEmergency workers were also filmed assisting those who suffered from the quake, and distributing food.The devastating 6.4-magnitude quake hit Hualien City on Tuesday.Rescue teams and firefighters were deployed in order to clear the debris from the streets and help people trapped inside caved-in buildings, some of which are balanced precariously at 45-degree angles.At least five people have died and a reported 140 are unaccounted for after five buildings were reported to have collapsed throughout Taiwan following the earthquake.The city is still on high alert for aftershocks.

Taiwan: 'Are they flying?' - Survivor of deadly earthquake recounts ordeal01:30
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Melinda Yu who survived the collapse of her building during the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Hualien City on Tuesday, recalled how events unfolded in an interview shot on Wednesday.She recounted hearing the sound of banging, before adding she was shocked when the building she was in started to collapse.“I’m on the 5th floor. How could anyone [be] walking near my window? Are they flying?," added Melinda Yu, who is also searching for her missing pet cat MiffyEmergency workers were also filmed assisting those who suffered from the quake, and distributing food.The devastating 6.4-magnitude quake hit Hualien City on Tuesday.Rescue teams and firefighters were deployed in order to clear the debris from the streets and help people trapped inside caved-in buildings, some of which are balanced precariously at 45-degree angles.At least five people have died and a reported 140 are unaccounted for after five buildings were reported to have collapsed throughout Taiwan following the earthquake.The city is still on high alert for aftershocks.

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