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All Mormon missionaries are safe and accounted for following a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed at least seven and injured hundreds more.

Meanwhile, Church officials were still working Wednesday to gather information on the status of local Latter-day Saints and Church properties, according to Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff.

The magnitude 6.4 quake rattled the popular tourist city of Hualien just before midnight Tuesday — toppling buildings, buckling streets and leaving thousands without water and power.

Hualien Mayor Fu Kun-chi said about 60 people were missing, according to Reuters news service. Many of the missing were believed to be trapped inside multi-storied buildings, some of which tilted precariously after the quake struck about 14 miles northeast of Hualien on the island nation’s east coast.

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