Cracks are seen in a building after an earthquake in Dali district in Taichung, central Taiwan, March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
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A powerful earthquake in Taiwan felled a 16-storey apartment complex full of families who had gathered for Lunar New Year celebrations Saturday, with at least eleven dead and more than 30 feared trapped.An entire residential complex of four buildings containing almost 100 homes toppled, left on its side with twisted metal girders exposed and clouds of dust rising from the jumbled concrete.Among the nine people killed when the apartment complex collapsed were a 10-day old baby girl and two other children, the National Fire Agency said. Rescuers have freed more than 250 people from the apartment complex, with over 40 of them hospitalized.Officials said there were 256 people registered as living in the complex, which contained 96 apartments.The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles) at around 4:00 am (2000 GMT Friday), 39 kilometers northeast of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city.
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