Tainan identifies 50 buildings as dangerous after quake

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/10
By: Wang Shu-fen and Frances Huang

Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Tainan, the city that was hardest hit by an earthquake 201602100018t0001that rattled southern Taiwan on Feb. 6, identified 50 buildings in the city as dangerous on Wednesday following inspections requested by local residents.

Tainan’s Public Works Bureau said the bureau received about 200 requests from city residents who were shaken by the collapse of more than 10 buildings triggered by the magnitude 6.4 quake.

Among the collapsed buildings, the Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex took the biggest toll.

Of the 46 deaths in southern Taiwan attributed to the earthquake to date, 44 were killed in the 16-story complex toppled by the earthquake. Another 94 people are still believed to be trapped in the complex’s rubble.     [FULL  STORY]

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