By: Liao Jen-kai, Hao Hsueh-ching and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, April 2 (CNA) A college junior, who was buried under rubble for 86 hours after the 921 earthquake when he was 6, said Thursday he would like to visit South Korea to thank his rescuers and share his story with Korean children.
The disastrous earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter open-end scale, rocked Taiwan at 1:47 a.m. on Sept. 21, 1999, with the epicenter at a depth of about 8 kilometers in Jiji Township in the central county of Nantou. It was the strongest quake to hit the island in the past 100 years.
Chang Ching-hung’s (張景閎) home, was originally on the 2nd floor of the residential “Dynasty” building in what is now Dali District, Taichung City, but he was discovered trapped in his room, which had crashed into the building’s basement at around 11 a.m. on Sept. 24, some 81 hours after the temblor. [FULL STORY]