Eight-year-old girl pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

2016-02-08 13:58
Two emergency workers carry a victim recovered from a collapsed building in Tainan, Taiwan. (AP)

Two emergency workers carry a victim recovered from a collapsed building in Tainan, Taiwan. (AP)

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Tainan - 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.

Rescuers freed two other survivors earlier in the day as they raced against time to find more than 100 residents buried deep in the ruins.

Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage. However, a magnitude-7.6 quake in central Taiwan in 1999 killed more than 2 300 people.
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