The death toll from the quake rose to 35 earlier today, with more than 100 people still missing.

The quake struck at about 4 am yesterday (2000 GMT Friday) at the beginning of the Lunar New Year holiday, with almost all the dead found in the toppled Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building in Tainan city.

Rescue efforts are focused on the wreckage of the 17-storey building, where 117 people are listed as missing and are suspected to be buried deep under the rubble.

Seven killed, dozens injured as quake rattles Taiwan

Wang Ting-yu, a legislator who represents the area, told reporters the woman, Tsao Wei-ling, was found lying under her dead husband. Their 2-year-old son, who was also killed was found lying nearby.
Another person has also been located a man called Li Tsung-tian, Wang said. The man is conscious and talking to rescuers. Tainan mayor William Lai said Tsao and Li were the only signs of life at present, although rescuers were continuing to look for others.

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