Month: November 2016

TAINAN QUAKE BUILDING VERDICT ANGERS MANY

Red Brick Daily A verdict has arrived for five people accused of “professional negligence resulting in death” … charges stemming from the Weiguan Tainan housing complex that collapsed in an earthquake on February 6, 2016 … killing 115 people and injuring over 100. (Via BBC) Five people involved in the construction of the complex were found guilty on Friday and sentenced to five years in prison. The verdict can be appealed. Each person was also fined NT$90,000. The Tainan District Court is rejecting criticism that it was too lenient in its sentencing. That came after Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) told a...

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