MEMORIAL SERVICE:President Ma Ying-jeou, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Simon Chang yesterday joined quake victims’ relatives and others at a Tainan rite
Date: Feb 13, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter, with agencies
Search-and-rescue teams yesterday finished clearing away most of the
above-ground levels of the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong complex in Tainan, as the number of bodies discovered amid the rubble rose rapidly.
At press time last night, 31 bodies were found overnight on Thurday and yesterday, bringing the total death toll from the quake in Tainan to 95.
Twenty-seven Weiguan Jinlong residents are still unaccounted for.
Most of the bodies that were retrieved over the past 24 hours had been so badly crushed that they were not readily identifiable, even by gender, rescue personnel speaking on condition of anonymity said. [FULL STORY][