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.
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.
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.
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
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.
‘I was scared awake by the quake and I held my wife and child until it stopped shaking,’ recounts one survivor
TAINAN, Taiwan (Feb. 7, 2016) — Rescuers searched through the night on Saturday, February 6, hoping to free residents trapped in buildings toppled by a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, as survivors recalled being plucked to safety from their ruined homes.