PREMIER’S ORDERS:Simon Chang yesterday meet with quake survivors in Tainan. He said the family of each victim would receive NT$1 million condolence money
Date: Feb 11, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Premier Simon Chang (張善政) yesterday told government agencies to fly
flags at half-mast next week to honor the victims of the earthquake that struck early on Saturday last week.
Chang issued the directive while visiting injured quake survivors at National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Tainan.
He asked government agencies nationwide to fly the national flag at half-mast on Monday, the day when offices nationwide will reopen after the Lunar New Year holiday, and said a formal notice on the subject would soon be issued.
The magnitude 6.4 quake that struck at 3:57am toppled more than 10 buildings, all in Tainan. The collapse of the 17-story Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex in Yongkang District (永康) has been the biggest source of casualties, causing 45 of the 47 confirmed deaths attributed to the quake so far, according to Tainan City Government statistics. [FULL STORY]