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Deaths confirmed amid rescue effort after Taiwan earthquake.

A strong earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least two people and injured more than 100 others, officials say. The powerful 6.4-magnitude tremor struck at last midnight about 20kilometers off the island's east coast. Rescuers are trying to free people from a partially collapsed hotel and a residential building in the city of Hualien. Photographs show tilting and collapsed buildings, scattered debris and extensive damage to roads in the area.