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Taiwan earthquake toll rises to 14 dead

AP  |  Taipei 

Search and workers found the bodies of two people believed to be members of a Chinese family trapped in a partially in today, bringing the death toll from this week's earthquake to 14.

announced that rescuers workers found the bodies at the

They were not identified, but Taiwanese reported that they are believed to belong to a family of five Chinese tourists who rescuers had been searching for since a magnitude 6.4 quake struck Tuesday in the off the coast of county, a popular holiday destination.

The Chinese family included a couple, their 12-year old son, and two grandparents.

The death toll as of today has risen to 14, with 280 people injured and three others still missing. Hopes of survivors have all but gone with more than 80 hours passed since the earthquake.

Many of the dead were staying at the Beauty Inn, located on the lower floors of the 12-story Yunmen Tsuiti building, which almost entirely collapsed during the quake, according to Taiwan's official Agency.

The building is leaning at a 45-degree angle and stabilized by while search and workers break through the rubble.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 13:05 IST