Rescuers hunt for Taiwan quake missing
February 6, 2016 6:17 pm
Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise residential building in southern Taiwan after an earthquake that killed at least 14 people.
Some 30 people are still missing from the 17-storey block, one of several buildings that collapsed in Tainan city when the magnitude 6.4 quake struck.
Among the dead was a newborn baby. Nearly 500 people were injured, at least 92 of whom remain in hospital.
President Ma Ying-jeou has promised an “all-out effort” to rescue people.
More than 800 soldiers have joined in the rescue effort, with the help of hi-tech equipment and rescue dogs.
Shelters would be set up for those who have lost their homes in the city of two million people, the president said when he arrived in Tainan.