JUSTICE:Simon Chang also vowed to assist the city government in seeking compensation for residents if a toppled building was found to have been jerry-built
Date: Feb 08, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter, with CNA
Premier Simon Chang (張善政) yesterday pledged to provide all necessary
assistance to the Tainan City Government and people affected by Saturday’s earthquake, which has killed 29 people and injured more than 500.
Chang made the remarks after visiting people wounded after the magnitude 6.4 quake at Tainan’s Sin-Lau Hospital yesterday morning, where an injured mother begged the premier to help find her two missing sons.
“This injured woman was a resident at the toppled 17-story Weiguan Jinlong apartment building in the city’s Yongkang District (永康). She lost her husband and 10-day-old daughter during the earthquake. Her two boys are still trapped under the ruins of the building,” Chang said.
The premier said it was heart-wrenching to learn of the plight of the woman, who wept as she told her story. [FULL STORY]