Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Taiwan quake: Tin cans found in the construction of toppled high-rise
Emergency workers came across the tin cans during the rescue operation, Taiwan's state-owned Central News Agency reported. They appear to have been used as construction fillers in beams.
Taiwan's interior minister and other officials said they would open an investigation into the building's collapse when the rescue operation ends, according to CNA. Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said he would order a probe as well.
The building is one of 11 that collapsed after the quake, CNA reported, but is the only high-rise to completely crumble.
"The building essentially collapsed onto itself," Elise Hu, an NPR correspondent who was in Taipei when the quake hit, told CNN. "When you see the aerial images around Tainan, the rest of the buildings are standing. But this particular apartment complex is as damaged as it is."
Posted by wikisabah at 4:56:00 PM