Earthquake death toll rises to 82

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/12
By: Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Feb. 12 (CNA) The bodies of 15 victims were found in the rubble of a 201602090011t0001collapsed building in Tainan on Friday morning, bringing the death toll to 82 from a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit southern Taiwan at 3:57 a.m. on Feb. 6, according to the latest figures released by the National Fire Agency.

Of the 82 people confirmed dead, 80 were killed in the collapse of the Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex in Tainan’s Yongkang District, the agency said.

The two others died in the city’s Gueiren District.

As of 8 a.m. Friday, 42 people were still believed to be trapped in the rubble of the collapsed 16-story complex, according to the agency.

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