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Rescuers pull out another survivor from quake rubble in Tainan

Rescuers pull out another survivor from quake rubble in Tainan

Rescuers working at a building that collapsed after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake Saturday pulled out another survivor from the rubble Monday morning.

The survivor, a woman surnamed Tsao, was found under the body of her husband, who shielded her from a collapsed beam in the 16-story Weiguan Jinlong building, rescuers said.

The woman showed stable vitals sign and remained conscious when she was found and rescued.

However, her husband and 2-year son were found dead, while five members in her family still remained unaccounted for, according to the rescuers.

As of 9:10 a.m., Monday, the number of people who died in the earthquake that struck southern Taiwan at 3:57 a.m. Saturday stood at 36, according to the latest official figures.

Over 300 people have been rescued from several collapsed buildings in Tainan, the city hardest hit by the earthquake centered in the neighboring Kaohsiung City, local officials said.

There were still 113 people unaccounted for in the Weiguan Jinlong building, according to the officials. (By Yang Sz-ruei and Kay Liu)