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Tuesday, September 21, 1999 Published at 01:09 GMT 02:09 UK


World: Europe

Taiwan quake in pictures



The quake in Taiwan is thought to be the biggest to hit the island in a century.


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Firefighters pull a survivor from a collapsed building - but hundreds are still trapped under rubble.


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The quake struck in the early hours as most of Taiwan's 22 million people were sleeping.


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Firefighters help a girl to safety, frightened but apparently unscathed.


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A boy is taken for emergency treatment after being rescued from a 12-storey Taipei hotel.


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Nearly 300 people are known to have been injured.


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Firefighters use hydraulic lifts to help survivors from a ruined building.





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