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szdaily -> China
Earthquake  death toll climbs to 17
    2018-February-12  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

TWO more mainland tourists were confirmed dead yesterday in Tuesday’s earthquake in Taiwan’s Hualien County, bringing the death toll to 17.

Rescuers found the bodies in the ruins of a 12-story building after searching for more than 100 hours.

The latest victims were from the same family of five as three were found and confirmed dead Saturday. The family of five from Beijing was staying on the second floor of the Yun Men Tsui Ti building.

Rescuers said the search was extremely difficult because the 12-story building has tilted, with the first four floors severely compressed.

“There is very limited space for us to operate inside,” said a rescuer named Huang. “We must be very careful to avoid causing a further collapse when using heavy machines.”

The 17 victims include nine from the mainland. A total of 285 people were injured.

Among the 17 deceased, 14 died in the Yun Men Tsui Ti building, which has brought demands for a public enquiry.

The building was constructed more than 20 years ago. The upper floors were residential apartments.

Four buildings partially collapsed or tilted including the Yun Men Tsui Ti building, the Marshal Hotel, and two apartment buildings. All were built on a geological fault.  

(Xinhua)

 

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