Tainan mayor angry over fake earthquake picture

Two suspects interrogated by police

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/11
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man and a woman were being investigated after Tainan City

The building used in the fake earthquake photo. (By Central News Agency)

Mayor William Lai expressed anger over the distribution of a picture claiming that a tall building had collapsed during Saturday morning’s earthquake.

A 5.6-magnitude tremor rocked the Tainan area at 1:12 a.m., but only four people were injured, reports said.

However, a picture surfaced online of a tall building listing heavily, with a text claiming that the tower had collapsed.

No heavy damage was reported in Saturday’s quake though, and the picture turned out to have been taken last year, when an earthquake on February 6 claimed the lives of more than 100 people in Tainan’s Xinhua District.    [FULL  STORY]

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