Developer arrested over building collapse in Taiwan quake



    Developer arrested over building collapse in Taiwan quake

    Feb 9, Tainan: The developer of a building which collapsed in the earthquake that hit Taiwan on Saturday has been arrested, according to the local media report.

    At least 39 people were killed inside the Weiguan Jinlong (Golden Dragon) apartment complex in Tainan. About 320 people have been rescued so far. More than 100 people may still be under the debris.

    The serious damage of the building sparked the questions about its construction.

    Rescuers are not using heavy equipment to knock down parts of the toppled structure with hopes fading of finding more survivors. Hundreds of soldiers are involved in the rescue effort, helped by high-tech equipment, sniffer dogs and cranes.

    On Tuesday, distraught relatives frequently interrupted Mayor William Lai as he gave a briefing on the progress of the search, after the passing of the 72-hour so-called "golden window" for finding survivors, BBC news report said.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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