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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Taiwan quake: young man pulled alive from rubble, as survivor search continues

Rescuers have pulled a 20-year-old man from the rubble of an apartment block more than a day after it was destroyed by an earthquake in the Taiwanese city of Tainan.

Rescuers carry a male survivor out from a building that collapsed, due to an earthquake, in Tainan, Southern Taiwan, in this February 7, 2016 still image taken from video.
Taiwanese TV showed Huang Kuang-wei being rescued alive to cheers from his family and emergency workers.
At least 124 people are missing after the collapse of the building during Saturday's quake, officials say.
At least 20 people are now confirmed dead after the magnitude 6.4 quake.

Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou, promised an "all-out effort" to rescue people.
Hundreds of soldiers have joined in the rescue effort, with the help of hi-tech equipment and rescue dogs, and shelters are due to be set up for those who have lost their homes in the city of two million people.
More than 24 hours after the earthquake, fire fighters, police, soldiers and volunteers were picking through the ruins, some using their hands.
Rescue personnel help a child rescued at the site where a 17-storey apartment building collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, February 6
From CBBC Newsround

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