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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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