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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.

At least 23 dead as search for Taiwan quake survivors continues

More people have been pulled alive from a collapsed apartment block in Taiwan, as rescuers continue the search for 120 people still thought to be trapped in the rubble.

At least 23 people are known to have died after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, struck at around 4am on Saturday morning.

The search continues for the 120 people still thought to be buried beneath the rubble. Credit: Reuters

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:

Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 'at least 13'

The earthquake has felled many buildings in the city of Tainan Credit: APTN

At least 13 people are dead and more than 100 people are missing after a 6.4 magnitude quake struck Taiwan, Associated Press reports, citing authorities in the southern city of Tainan.

According to the news agency, 475 people were injured, but 368 of them have now been discharged from hospitals.

Young child and relative rescued after Taiwan quake

A rescue operation is underway at a 17-storey apartment building in the Taiwanese city of Tainan where it is feared up to 35 people may be trapped inside after a strong earthquake.

Rescuers have been using mounted hydraulic ladders and a crane to scour the wreckage, and 221 survivors have been brought to safety so far, with dozens taken to hospital, a fire brigade official said.

Among those rescued were a young girl and a woman who appeared to be known to each other, as the child called out to her as she came down a ladder.

Seven people are reported to have died after the 6.4 magnitude quake struck.

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