S'porean couple last 2 people missing in Taiwan earthquake, search suspended due to aftershocks

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A married Singaporean couple — Sim Hwee Kok and Neo Siew Choo, both 47 — are the last two people who remain missing after an earthquake struck Taiwan 12 days ago on Apr. 3, 2024.

17 dead, couple are the last two people missing

The Taiwan authorities found the body of a missing truck driver on Apr. 13, Hualien County Fire Department (HLCFD) said in a Facebook post on the same day.

Focus Taiwan reported that rescuers recovered the truck driver's body from a quarry in a mining area in Hualien at 11:45am that day.

This brings the death toll from the earthquake to 17.

Taiwan authorities continued searching for Sim and Neo at the Shakadang Trail in Taroko National Park, the location where they were last seen.

However, search efforts were suspended on Apr. 14 due to safety concerns after aftershocks from the earthquake sent rocks tumbling towards rescue workers and dogs.

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