Earthquake death toll climbs to 41

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/09
By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) Rescue workers found the body of a 15-year-old boy in 48001829the rubble of a collapsed building in Tainan Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 41 in the aftermath of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit southern Taiwan three days ago.

Rescue work has continued around the clock at the site of the collapsed 16-story Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex in Tainan City’s Yongkang District.

Of the 41 people confirmed dead, 39 were residents of the building, according to Tainan’s fire department. The two others died in the city’s Gueiren District.

As of Tuesday noon, 109 people were still believed to be trapped in the collapsed building, the fire department said.     [FULL  STORY]

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