Cat found alive in rubble one week after earthquake killed owner

A ginger cat was found alive in the rubble a week after its owner perished in Taiwan’s devastating earthquake, offering a glimmer of hope amid the tragedy.
A ginger cat was found alive in the rubble a week after its owner perished in Taiwan's devastating earthquake, offering a glimmer of hope amid the tragedy.
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A ginger cat has been found alive in the rubble one week after its owner was killed in an earthquake.

The 7.4-magnitude quake struck eastern Taiwan on 3 April.

It was the most powerful earthquake the country has seen in 25 years.

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Weather officials said over 50 aftershocks were recorded on the same day.

So far, 13 people have been confirmed as killed, with 1,133 injured, and six others still missing.

The Uranus building, located in Hualien, the nearest city to the earthquake’s epicentre, has become a symbol of the natural disaster.

A ginger cat was found alive in the rubble a week after its owner perished in Taiwan's devastating earthquake, offering a glimmer of hope amid the tragedy.
The cat. (Picture: Jam Press)

The front of the 10-storey mix of shops and flats sank into the ground, leaving the building tilted at a 45-degree angle.

Last week, Lee Lung-Sheng, deputy acting chief of the Hualien Fire Department, said: “The Uranus building behind us is a very badly damaged place.

“It is a building with one basement level and nine floors above ground.

“The first and second floors are now underground.”

Teacher Mrs Kang Nu, 33, initially survived the building collapse but ran back inside minutes later to look for her cat.

The structure continued to break apart and she was hit by a falling beam and never came out again, as reported by Need to Know.

A ginger cat was found alive in the rubble a week after its owner perished in Taiwan's devastating earthquake, offering a glimmer of hope amid the tragedy.
The cat. (Picture: Jam Press)

After standing for nearly 40 years, the glass-fronted structure is being demolished by the authorities due to the damage caused by the quake.

During work, the teacher’s missing cat was found among the rubble on 9 April.

The feline didn’t have any noticeable injuries but was scheduled to be checked by a vet.

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