By: Chang Jung-hsiang, Wang Shwu-fen and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) Eighty-six buildings in Tainan are no longer fit for human habitation in the wake of the recent magnitude 6.4 earthquake, the city’s Public Works Bureau said Tuesday.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, the bureau had received notification to check on 546 damaged buildings after the quake that left 116 dead in the city, including 114 in an apartment complex in the city’s Yongkang District and two others in the city’s Guiren District.
The results show that 86 are not fit for habitation, while 64 can still be lived in but will require reinforcement.
A total of 280 buildings passed checks, while 116 were still being assessed. [FULL STORY]