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Thursday, September 23, 1999 Published at 16:21 GMT 17:21 UK

World: Asia-Pacific

Picture gallery: Quake survivors pulled free

Three days after the devastating earthquake in Taiwan, rescue teams are still finding survivors even though hope is beginning to fade for hundreds who are still missing.

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Eight-year-old Shen Hsing-yi is brought out after 40 hours trapped in the rubble of Touliu.

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An injured survivor is rushed to a waiting helicopter.

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Medics start giving treatment as soon as the injured are freed from the debris.

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Hsu Tse-tui is freed after spending 48 hours under tonnes of masonry.

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Survivors have been stricken with grief since the devastating tremor.

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Taiwanese have set up shrines to pray for the victims.

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A Buddhist monk surveys the damage in Taipei.

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