Earthquake in Taiwan: the death toll has increased to 37, went missing 117

The number of victims of powerful earthquake in the special municipality of Tainan on the island of Taiwan has reached 37 people, 117 believed to be under the rubble of a 17-storey collapsed building in the area Yongkang, reports Reuters. While 35 of 37 victims, according to authorities, were killed in the collapse of the building, built in 1994, writes

As it became known, a man and a woman were recovered alive by rescuers from the rubble more than two days after the earthquake. As suggested by the authorities, the death toll may exceed 100.

In search and rescue operations in the rubble of a high-rise building is attended by over 600 people, involved more than 150 pieces of equipment. At the scene staffed by dozens of relatives.

All in the house was 96 apartments, with a population of 256 people. As a result quake, the building was split in two, the upper part collapsed on the ground. According to preliminary data, the house was built of substandard materials in violation of building codes and requirements.

The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.4 occurred on the island in the night of Saturday, February 6th. As a result, were destroyed about a dozen buildings in the special municipality of Tainan. Tremors were felt in Kaohsiung and Pingtung counties and Chiayi, but there was significant damage is not caused.

Earlier, the President of China XI Jinping expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims and invited the authorities of the island promotion of mainland China in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Earthquake in Taiwan: the death toll has increased to 37, went missing 117 08.02.2016

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