Date: Feb 08, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A disaster evaluation team from Japan and a Taiwanese-
Chinese husband-and-wife team have arrived to provide assistance in the wake of a series of earthquakes that hit southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing 29 people and injuring hundreds.
The five-member Japanese team yesterday went to Tainan, the city hardest hit by the quake, where they met with Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) and inspected the site of the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong apartment building in the city’s Yongkang
District (永康), where most of the earthquake deaths occurred.
After evaluating the situation, the team is expected to advise on local search-and-rescue efforts.
At least 120 people are believed to be still trapped in the 17-story building complex, one of several structures in Tainan that toppled after the magnitude 6.4 main earthquake struck. [FULL STORY]