By: Huang Kuo-fang, Chang Jung-hsiang and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Feb. 12 (CNA) Tainan City government called off rescue missions in the rubble of a collapsed apartment complex Saturday, from which 114 people were found dead, bringing the death toll to 116 in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit southern Taiwan Feb. 6.
Of the 116 confirmed deaths, 32 bodies from the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex in Tainan’s Yongkang District, including those of two boys, were yet to be claimed, the city government said.
Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) called off the rescue missions after the last body — that of Hsieh Chen-yu (謝鎮宇), head of the building’s management committee — was found at 3:57 p.m., 180 hours after the quake hit at 3:57 a.m. last Saturday. [FULL STORY]