Taiwan earthquake: Hopes of finding more survivors fade


Hopes are fading for dozens of people thought to be trapped in the ruins of a Taiwanese apartment complex toppled by an earthquake.

Most of the 27 confirmed to have died after Saturday’s quake were in the Weiguan Jinlong building in Tainan City.

An investigation into its construction has been launched.

Earlier, a six-month-old baby girl was pulled alive from the rubble but she later died in hospital.

Sunday also saw a 20-year-old man was also pulled out alive.

About 200 people have now been rescued. Nearly 500 people were injured as a result of the magnitude 6.4 earthquake, and dozens remain in hospital.

Hundreds of soldiers are involved in the rescue effort, with the help of hi-tech equipment, sniffer dogs and cranes. Shelters are being set up for those who have lost their homes in the city of two million people.

source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35514888