Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble

الأحد 1437/4/28 هـ الموافق 2016/02/07 م واس
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TAINAN, Taiwan, Rabi'II 28, 1437, February 07, 2016, SPA -- As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and killed at least 32 people. More than 100 remained buried in the building's rubble, according to AP.

The government in Tainan, the worst-hit city, said that more than 170 people had been rescued alive from the 17-story building, which folded like an accordion after the quake struck.

The Tainan Disaster Emergency Center estimated that 118 people were still trapped at the site of the collapsed building, many at the bottom of the wreckage.
--SPA
22:38 LOCAL TIME 19:38 GMT