CHANGE IN TACTICS:Search teams are going to focus on finding survivors and may delay the retrieval of any bodies that they discover, a Tainan deputy mayor said
Date: Feb 11, 2016
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter, with CNA
More bodies were extricated from the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong complex in
Tainan’s Yongkang District (永康) yesterday, raising the death toll from Saturday’s earthquake to 47.
The 17-story complex, which consisted of four buildings divided into nine residential sections, has been the main source of casualties from the magnitude 6.4 quake.
Among the 47 people killed in the quake, 45 were found in the Weiguan Jinlong ruins.
Rescuers yesterday continued the painstaking search for at least 90 people who remain unaccounted for, all believed to be trapped in the collapsed complex.
At midnight yesterday, they were encouraged to hear a person inside knocking on the wall. [FULL STORY]