Taiwan earthquake: Baby found as search for survivors continues

Rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors after powerful earthquake in Taiwan caused several buildings to collapse, trapping hundreds of residents.

At least 38 people are known to have died and more than 100 people are still missing after the 6.4 magnitude quake which struck on Saturday morning.

Most of the victims, including a 10-day-old baby, were found at a 17-storey building where rescuers are concentrating their efforts in the southern city of Tainan.

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Eight-year-old girl's quake rescue captured on video

The rescue of an eight-year-old girl who had been trapped in the rubble of the Taiwan earthquake after two days has been captured on video.

The young girl's aunt was also saved from the debris of the collapsed residential complex in the south of the country.

Authorities say 40 people have been killed following the quake on Saturday, while 100 people remain missing.


Taiwan rescuers pull eight-year-old alive from rubble

At least 38 people were killed in the earthquake Credit: Reuters

Rescuers in Taiwan have pulled an eight-year-old girl alive from the wreckage of a collapsed building in the southern city of Tainan, Taiwan television stations reported.

The girl, named in the reports as Lin Su-Chin, was conscious and has been taken to hospital.

Her rescue comes more than 60 hours after an earthquake struck Taiwan, leaving at least 38 people dead, according to the latest death toll.

Man pulled from earthquake rubble in southern Taiwan

Rescue personnel search the rubble of a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed after an earthquake in southern Taiwan. Credit: Reuters

Another person has been pulled from rubble in southern Taiwan, over two days after a devastating earthquake hit the region.

Television reports in Taiwan report that the survivor is a man called Li Tsung-tian.

The official death toll from the 6.4 magnitude quake is at least 34, the Reuters news agency reports.

Woman found alive 48 hours after building collapse

Rescue workers stand in front of a 17-storey apartment building which collapsed after the earthquake in Tainan. Credit: Reuters

Rescue workers have pulled a woman out alive from the rubble of a building which collapsed in a powerful earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, more than 48 hours before.

The death toll from the quake, which struck early on Saturday at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday, rose to at least 34 earlier on Monday.

Over 100 people are still missing, according to the Reuters news agency.


Six-month-old baby found under rubble in Taiwan

A rescue worker carries the baby girl after she is found under rubble. Credit: Reuters

Rescue teams have found a baby under the rubble of an apartment building which collapsed following an earthquake in southern Taiwan as efforts continue to find more than 100 people still missing.

The six-month-old girl was rescued after 30 hours under debris and was rushed to hospital.

At least 23 people are known to have died in the 6.4 magnitude quake which struck on Saturday morning, including 16 found at the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building in the southern city of Tainan.

Taiwan earthquake: 132 buried in collapsed building

Over 130 people are believed to be trapped in the collapsed building in Tainan. Credit: Reuters/Pichi Chuang

At least 132 people are believed to be buried under the rubble of an apartment building in Tianan which collapsed after an earthquake, according to a city official.

The total is much higher than authorities had first estimated as rescuers combed the wreckage of the 17-storey building with sniffer dogs and acoustic equipment, looking for signs of life.

The official added that rescue crews believe it is possible to reach 29 of those trapped more easily but the rest are thought to be further down the collapsed building.

Fears grow for those still trapped in Taiwan quake rubble

Hundreds of residents have been rescued from the rubble but fears are growing for those who are still trapped under the collapsed buildings.

A 6.4 magnitude quake shook the southern part of the country early on Saturday morning.

Lisa Hsu, from the Taiwan Red Cross, said it took more than five hours to rescue a five-year-old boy.

ITV News Correspondent Sue Saville reports:

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