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Taiwan vows new safety laws after quake disaster

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TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude-6.4 quake strikes Kaohsiung, Taiwan, causing some buildings to collapse on February 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of Zachary Lee/UDN TV
Taiwan’s premier says the Building Act would be amended to ‘enhance quake-resistance standards of buildings’ after an earthquake earlier this month killed more than 100 people

TAIPEI, Taiwan (Feb. 19, 2016) — Taiwan’s premier pledged Friday, February 19, to change safety laws after more than 100 people were killed when an earthquake toppled an apartment complex thought to have been weakened by shoddy construction.

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Taiwan mourns victims of deadly quake, families demand justice

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COLLAPSED. Rescuers use heavy equipment to knockdown parts of a collapsed 17-storey apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 9, 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA
Anger is growing over accusations of shoddy building work

TAIPEI, Taiwan (Feb. 15, 2016) — Flags flew at half-mast across Taiwan Monday, February 15, as the island mourned more than 100 people who died when an earthquake toppled an apartment complex, as families demanded justice.

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Tragic tales of loss in Taiwan as search for quake survivors ends

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TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude-6.4 quake strikes Kaohsiung, Taiwan, causing some buildings to collapse on February 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of Zachary Lee/UDN TV
The 6.4-magnitude quake took the lives of 114 in a high-rise complex in the southern city of Tainan in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (Feb. 14, 2016) — As rescuers in Taiwan said they had retrieved all the missing from the ruins of a building felled by an earthquake, a tragic picture emerged of the cross-section of society killed in the disaster.

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Taiwan to seize assets of collapsed building developer

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COLLAPSED. Rescuers use heavy equipment to knockdown parts of a collapsed 17-storey apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 9, 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA
Pictures of the ruins show tin cans and foam were used as fillers in the concrete, exacerbating public anger over the latest safety scandal to hit the island

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan (Feb. 12, 2016) — Almost a million dollars in assets belonging to the developer and 3 associates of a building in Taiwan felled by an earthquake will be seized, a court Continue reading Taiwan to seize assets of collapsed building developer

Calls for safety overhaul in Taiwan after quake disaster

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RUBBLE. A handout photo from the Taiwanese Military News Agency shows soldiers and rescuers searching for survivors in a collapsed building in Tainan City, south Taiwan, February 10, 2016. Military News Agency/Handout/EPA
Experts say that cost-cutting shortcuts have long dogged the construction industry in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (Feb. 11, 2016) — As rescuers continue the grim task of digging bodies from the rubble of an apartment complex that collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake, anger is growing over the shoddy Continue reading Calls for safety overhaul in Taiwan after quake disaster

Taiwan developer grilled over building collapse after quake

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TOPPLED. A general view of the collapsed 17-story apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 9, 2016. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA
Prosecutors in the southern city of Tainan launch an investigation into Saturday’s (February 6) disaster after photos showed cans and foam had been used to fill parts of the complex’s concrete framework

TAINAN, Taiwan (Feb. 10, 2016) — Taiwan prosecutors were Wednesday, February 10, questioning the developer of an apartment complex that collapsed during an earthquake as Continue reading Taiwan developer grilled over building collapse after quake

Rescuers race for Taiwan quake victims as ‘golden window’ closes

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A female survivor is carried away after being rescued from a collapsed building following the early February 6, 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 8, 2016. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA
The city government and rescuers estimate more than 100 others could still be buried in the rubble of an apartment complex in the city of Tainan

TAINAN, Taiwan (Feb. 9, 2016) — Rescuers deployed heavy machinery Tuesday, February 9, in a renewed effort to locate more than 100 people trapped in the rubble of a Taiwan apartment Continue reading Rescuers race for Taiwan quake victims as ‘golden window’ closes

Two survivors rescued from rubble of Taiwan quake

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A soldier stands guard as rescuers (unseen) continue their search for survivors on the third day from a collapsed building following the February 6 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 8, 2016. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA
There are still more than 100 residents buried in the rubble of the building which was toppled by a 6.4-magnitude quake Saturday, February 6

TAINAN, Taiwan (Feb. 8, 2016) — Two survivors were rescued Monday, February 8, from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan felled by an earthquake, after being trapped for more than 50 hours.

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Rescuers race to save 118 missing after Taiwan quake

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RESCUE OPERATION. The death toll is rising as emergency workers dig to find survivors of the 6.4-magnitude quake that toppled the 16-storey apartment complex in Tainan City on Saturday, February 6. Photo by Zachary Lee/UDN TV
The rescue operation continues as authorities launch a probe into the collapse of an apartment complex

TAINAN, Taiwan (Feb. 7, 2016) — Rescuers raced Sunday, February 7, to free 118 people buried under the rubble of an apartment complex felled by an earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 31 confirmed dead, as an investigation began into the collapse.

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Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan quake

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RESCUE OPERATION. The death toll is rising as emergency workers dig to find survivors of the 6.4-magnitude quake that toppled the 16-storey apartment complex in Tainan City on Saturday, February 6. Photo by Zachary Lee/UDN TV
Census records show around 260 people living in the block but authorities say it was now thought that more than 300 had been inside at the time of the quake

TAINAN, Taiwan (Feb. 7, 2016) — Rescuers raced against time Sunday, February 7, to free more than 100 people still buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 18 dead.

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