By: Han Ting-ting, Pan Chi-I, Wei Shu, Wang Ching-yi and Frances Huang
Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) The local business sector and some non-governmental organizations have been donating hundreds of millions of Taiwan dollars for relief and reconstruction since a deadly earthquake struck in the south of the country early Saturday.
The 6.4-magnitude quake hit southern Taiwan at 3:57 a.m., killing 12 people and injuring more than 400 as several buildings collapsed, mainly in Tainan City.
Lin Rung San Foundation of Culture and Social Welfare expressed condolences to the victims and said it will donate NT$100 million (US$2.99 million) to the relief and recovery efforts.
The foundation, set up by Liberty Times’ late founder Lin Rung San (林榮三), said his priorities were the development of Taiwan society and advancement of freedom, which was why it was making the donation toward reconstruction.