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Rescuers find more survivors in Taiwan quake rubble

Monday, February 08, 2016 - 01:04

At least two more people were rescued from under the rubble of a collapsed building after a deadly earthquake hit Taiwan. Julie Noce reports.

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Another survivor is pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed building in Taiwan on Monday. The 40 year old man was lifted to safety after rescuers found him trapped in the rubble some 48 hours after Saturday's deadly earthquake. At least 37 people are confirmed dead with some 117 others still missing. Most of the recovery efforts are focused here amongst the twisted concrete of a 17-storey apartment building in Tainan city. President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, who was elected last month, visited with patients at a hospital on Monday. Tsai said more needs to be done to make sure buildings can withstand disasters like earthquakes. Whether its shock-proofing buildings or taking other measures to prevent disasters, she said. And with Taiwan becoming more advanced, we need better plans for urgan renewal. The Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building was built in 1994. All but two of the deceased were from this complex.

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Rescuers find more survivors in Taiwan quake rubble

Monday, February 08, 2016 - 01:04