Taiwan quake survivor found under husband’s body; girl too pulled alive

(From AP)

An eight-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan Monday, more than 60 hours after it was felled by a powerful earthquake which killed at least 37.

Earlier in the day, two survivors — one found shielded under the body of her husband — were pulled out alive.

Rescue workers comfort a child after he was rescued from the wreck of the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong residential building

Rescue workers comfort a child after he was rescued from the wreck of the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong residential building

Taiwan’s Eastern Broadcasting Corp. reported that Tsao Wei-ling called out “Here I am” as rescuers dug through to find her. A male survivor, Lee Tsung-tien, 42, was pulled out conscious from the sixth floor section of the folded 17-storey building.

Rescuers also found signs of life from a 28-year-old woman who is a migrant worker conscious but trapped in the fifth-floor section, according to a notice posted at a rescue information center on site.

“It was all topsy-turvy. You couldn’t even tell where the ceiling was,” a 15-year-old survivor, only identified by his surname, Hu, said on EBC Television. Read More



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