DAY THREE:The death toll rose to 38 yesterday, while Tainan’s mayor urged people not to visit the disaster sites and president-elect Tsai Iing-wen met with victims
Date: Feb 09, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter, with agencies
Emergency workers yesterday pulled several survivors from the debris of
the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong complex in Tainan’s Yongkang District (永康) as they battled against the clock in the 72-hour “golden time” window after Saturday’s earthquake.
The Weiguan Jinlong complex, which consisted of four buildings with nine residential sections, was toppled by the magnitude 6.4 quake that struck at 3:57am on Saturday.
As of press time last night, four survivors had been rescued from the complex yesterday.
A total of 211 people have been rescued from the complex, but at least 120 are still unaccounted for, while the death toll from the quake has climbed to 38 with more than 530 people injured. [FULL STORY]