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One Thai worker injured in Taiwan quake: Ministry

Feb 08. 2018
A General view of a damaged building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, 08 February 2018, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Hualien on the night of 06 February. // EPA-EFE PHOTO
A General view of a damaged building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, 08 February 2018, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Hualien on the night of 06 February. // EPA-EFE PHOTO
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By The Nation

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A Thai worker was injured when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan’s popular eastern tourist city of Hualien late on Tuesday, the Thai Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Busadee Santipitaks said Pratiam Boonyung, 46, was injured when a piece of granite floor tile fell on his foot.

He was working the night shift at factory that makes granite floor tiles when the quake stuck.

Rescuers rushs against time to search for survivors from a damaged building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, 08 February 2018, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Hualien on the night of 06 February 2018. // EPA-EFE PHOTO

Pratiam’s anklebone was ruptured. He underwent an operation and was released from hospital on Thursday morning.

His employer took good care of him, the Ministry spokeswoman added.

The quake’s death toll rose to nine by early Thursday afternoon, and 265 were injured including 19 foreigners.

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