Rescuers race past 72 hours to save more survivors after deadly quake

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-02-09
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Rescuers deployed heavy machinery Tuesday in a renewed effort to locate more than 120 people trapped in the rubble of a collapsed apartment complex as the 72-hour “golden window” for finding survivors just passed.

Tainan Mayor William Lai gave rescue teams the “go” sign at 4 a.m. to expedite the rescue effort because time is running out to save any of the people who remain trapped and might still be alive.

According to authorities, rescuers have found signs of life in Blocks F and E among the Weiguan Jinlong debris, and are currently working to locate the survivors.

There have been some dramatic rescues, including an eight-year-old girl and three others pulled from the wreckage Monday.     [FULL  STORY]

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