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Taiwan rescuers race to search for victims as 72-hour 'golden window' closes


TAINAN: Rescuers deployed heavy machinery on Tuesday in a renewed effort to locate more than 100 people trapped in the rubble of a Taiwan apartment complex felled by an earthquake as the 72-hour "golden window" for finding survivors passed.

More than 210 have been pulled from the 16-storey Wei-kuan building - the only high-rise in the southern city of Tainan to crumble completely when the 6.4 magnitude quake struck before dawn on Saturday, killing more than 40 people.

   

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