Taiwan quake death toll rises to 94

    Taiwan quake death toll rises to 94

    Feb 12, Tainan: The official death toll from the powerful earthquake which hit Tainan city in Taiwan last Saturday has risen to 94, according to media reports.

    Rescuers continued searching on the sixth day for dozens of missing but hopes are fading of anyone being found alive.

    The president and president- elect attended a memorial service held by relatives of the dead and missing on Friday.

    All but two of the people killed had been inside one building in Tainan, which completely collapsed.

    Lin Ming-hui, the developer of the Weiguan Jinlong (Golden Dragon) complex, and two architects have been detained on suspicion of negligence, amid accusations the building was poorly constructed.

    The Oslo Times


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