Natural disasters such as earthquakes come during unexpected times. From flash floods to volcanic eruption, it always affects the lives of the people within the area.
The same situation that happened to Taiwan. After the big earthquake, a lot of families are affected. The disaster claimed the lives of people and there are also missing individuals until now.
Hopes of finding more survivors during the devastating earthquake in Taiwan are starting to fade after rescuers found two more lifeless bodies in a partially collapsed hotel. They also detected no signs of a missing family of five.
The rescuers broke through a room in the Beauty Inn where a Canadian couple who were originally from Hong Kong found. However, what is more, saddening is that one of the victims of the earthquake is a 27-year-old Filipino employed as a household helper in Taiwan.
Saddening Start of the Year
Last February 8th at 6 o’clock in the afternoon, the search and rescue workers found the OFW’s lifeless body under a wardrobe on the 7th floor. Melody Albano de Castro, who is working as a medical guard, had been living with a Japanese-born couple on the 7th floor of the Cup Di Building in Yunlin, Hualien, Taiwan.
Her whole body was pressed by a bed which is also squeezed by a closet. It took the rescuers time to move everything and take her body out.
Melody is the tenth victim in the big earthquake that hit Taiwan. Until now, there are still missing bodies, including a family of five.
Melody’s death also revealed another serious problem. All the migrant homebred workers in Taiwan don’t have labor insurance so they cannot apply for any benefits from the Labor Department of Taiwan.Now that Melody died from the tragic accident, her family will not receive any legal benefits from Taiwan.