By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Rescuers are calling for the public to stay away from the perimeter of the
rescue sites in Tainan as their presence near the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong building often obstruct them, including heavy-duty machinery operators, from doing their jobs properly, reports said Wednesday.
Since the beginning of their search and rescue efforts, rescue teams have witnessed areas surrounding the Weiguan apartment complex to be jammed packed with cars as engineers, reporters, and officials flock to the scene of the disaster.
To make matters even worse, onlookers also come to watch out of curiosity, affecting gravel truck drivers who need to go in and out of the rescue sites carrying huge boulders and debris from the fallen building.
Meanwhile, local authorities again urged people to stay away from the scene to allow rescuers to carry out their work. [FULL STORY]