(160206) -- TAINAN, Feb. 6, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 6, 2016 shows rescuers working at the site of collapsed 17-storey Wei Guan building in Yongkang District of Tainan, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit neighboring Kaohsiung at 3:57 local time on Saturday (1957 GMT Friday). By 8 a.m, 221 people had been rescued from this building. (Xinhua) (wf)

Building collapse during deadly Taiwan earthquake linked to shoddy materials

Taiwanese authorities are to launch an investigation into the construction materials used in a high-rise residential building that collapsed after a deadly earthquake struck the southern city of Tainan just before dawn on Saturday.


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