Weiguan Jinlong builders taken into custody: prosecutors

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-02-09
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Construction firm owner Lin Ming-hui and his two business associates were 6734491taken into custody Tuesday for facing charges of death caused by professional negligence.

Lin’s company was responsible for constructing the 17-story Weiguan Jinlong building that collapsed Saturday in Tainan due to earthquake, killing more than three dozen people and injured over 500 residents.

The Tainan District Prosecutors Office made the decision to take them into custody after prosecutors found that Lin, with the help of his partners, had started another company under a different business entity after filing for bankruptcy upon completion of the Weiguan apartment several years ago.

Many people have questioned the integrity of the building and its construction company because the latter has gone out of business. Rumors have since been spread about how Weiguan was built with low quality materials. To everyone’s disbelief, aluminum cans were found within the pillars of the building after it collapsed last Saturday.     [FULL  STORY]

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