Death Toll in Taiwan Earthquake Rises to 116
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Only one person remains missing a week after a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, collapsing a 17-story residential complex.
Rescuers have recovered the bodies of 116 people, all but two at the ruins of the residential building which toppled in the 6.4-magnitude earthquake. A total of 327 people in the building survived. Authorities have detained the building's developer and two architects on suspicion of negligent homicide amid accusations his firm cut corners in the construction.
Tainan city officials say they will inspect several dozen other developments, as well as other buildings in the compound that did not collapse.