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Signs of life in Taiwan as eight-year old is pulled from rubble

Monday, February 08, 2016 - 01:09

Rescuers pull an eight-year-old girl out alive from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block Monday, more than 60 hours after it was toppled by a quake. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Signs of life as an eight year old girl is pulled from the rubble of an apartment building in Taiwan. The rescue comes more than 60 hours after the building was toppled by an earthquake. A woman, thought to be her aunt is also rescued -- as authorities warn the death toll could top 100. Survivor Chang Chun-Po recounts his fears and his hopes (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 30-YEAR-OLD SURVIVOR, CHANG CHUN-PO, SAYING: "Yes, my mood is more stable now. At that time when I was inside, actually all I could think of in the beginning was that I wanted to be rescued. I was hoping to be rescued. Later I noticed that my family members were nearby. I was hoping they can be rescued as well. When they were rescued I broke down and cried." The quake struck at about 4 a.m. on Saturday at the beginning of the Lunar New Year holiday. President-elect Tsai Ing-wen said there needed to be a "general sorting out" of old buildings to make sure they were able to cope with disasters like earthquakes.

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Signs of life in Taiwan as eight-year old is pulled from rubble

Monday, February 08, 2016 - 01:09