Taiwan rescue workers pull out more bodies

Updated: Feb 10, 2018, 10:54 IST | Agencies

After hours of painstaking search efforts, Taiwanese rescue workers pulled two more bodies from the flattened remains of a hotel on Friday, bringing the death toll from a deadly 6.4-magnitude quake to 12

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After hours of painstaking search efforts, Taiwanese rescue workers pulled two more bodies from the flattened remains of a hotel on Friday, bringing the death toll from a deadly 6.4-magnitude quake to 12.

Scores of emergency responders combed the rubble of the lower floors of the 12-storey Yun Tsui apartment block, which housed the Beauty Stay Hotel and had pancaked during the quake, leaving the building leaning at a 50-degree angle which complicated the rescue efforts.

“The rescue mission was difficult as the space is narrow but rescuers continued to work hard and finally found the Canadian couple,” a government statement said.

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