By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The authorities in Tainan City hoped that the
demolition of six out of 63 buildings described as dangerous following the earthquake would be completed by February 15, reports said Saturday.
The 6.4-magnitude tremor on February 6 caused 115 fatalities recorded by Saturday noon, with two people still missing, and dozens of buildings damaged.
A total of 63 buildings in the city had been slapped with a “red label,” indicating they were so severely damaged they were unfit for usage unless they underwent structural strengthening, or they might have to be razed to the ground. A further 61 buildings in Tainan received a “yellow label,” which meant they could only be used again after a thorough review by experts. [FULL STORY]