Rescuers free lucky few from earthquake rubble

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/07
By: Chao Li-yen, Chiang Chun-liang, Yang Ssu-jui and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Feb. 7 (CNA) “Yes! Thank you!” Huang Guang-wei (黃洸偉), 20, 201602070025t0001shouted when he was freed Sunday from the rubble of the 16-story Weiguan Jinlong building in Tainan to cheers from emergency teams and his family.

Huang had been trapped for some 30 hours since around 4 a.m. Saturday, when the residential complex toppled in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that left 29 people dead as of Sunday afternoon.

Rescue workers had to cut though steel bars to get to Huang, who was eventually pulled out and taken to a hospital. He had several bruises but appeared to be in good condition otherwise.

Another man was also pulled from the rubble Sunday, after rescue workers heard him knocking on what used to be the 9th floor of the building.     [FULL  STORY]

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