COMPENSATION:Tainan said it is to provide of NT$2 million to the families of each of the deceased victims, while those seriously injured are to be offered NT$500,000
Date: Feb 07, 2016
By: Staff Writer, with CNA
Donations to help those in need poured in yesterday, after a
magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan at 3:57am. At least 15 people were killed and more than 400 injured as of press time last night.
Among private donors, the Lin Rung San Foundation of Culture and Social Welfare (財團法人林榮三文化公益基金會) led the way, pledging NT$100 million (US$2.98 million) to the victims of the disaster. Mr Lin Rung San (林榮三) founded the Taipei Times and its sister paper the Liberty Times. He passed away on Nov. 28 last year.
Formosa Plastics Corp (台塑企業) pledged NT$50 million to help with emergency rescue efforts while Yulon Group (裕隆集團) pledged NT$10 million for the same purpose. [FULL STORY]