More than 30 killed in powerful Taiwan earthquake

February 8, 2016 2:34 AM

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More than 30 killed in powerful Taiwan earthquake

TAINAN, Taiwan -- The death toll from a powerful earthquake that toppled a high-rise apartment building in Taiwan rose to at least 34, according to government figures Monday, with rescuers digging through rubble for survivors more than 48 hours after the quake struck.

More than 100 are believed to be still buried in the collapsed building from a disaster that struck during the most important family holiday in the Chinese calendar - the Lunar New Year holiday.

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