Collapsed building survivors hold 100-day memorial service

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/15
By: Yang Sz-ruei and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Many survivors of a housing complex that collapsed during an 201605150014t0001earthquake in Tainan in February, returned to the site of their former home Sunday for a memorial ceremony to mark the 100th day of the tragedy that took 115 human lives.

They brought sweets, dolls, fresh flowers and paper cranes they had folded by hand to the ceremony, leaving the objects on the ground along with cards, on which they wrote down words of deep sadness for the loss of their family members.

Sunday marked the 100th day since the death of her family members, said Liu Yi-chen (劉怡辰), chair of the Weiguan Jinlong Building Victims Families Association, who lost her husband and three children during the disastrous collapse on Feb. 6.

She wishes that they are all resting in peace in heaven, and that they can see them — the survivors — all alive and well now in the world, Liu said, expressing the hope that those in heaven pray for a good life for the living.

The debris of the collapsed building has already been removed, leaving a level, empty lot that is fenced and waiting for its future destiny.     [FULL  STORY]

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