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Death Toll Climbs in Taiwan Quake Collapse February 12, 2016
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Dozens of people perished in southern Taiwan when a pre-dawn temblor registering a magnitude of 6.4 caused a poorly constructed high-rise apartment building to collapse in the city of Tainan.

The 16-story Weiguan Golden Dragon building was the only structure to sustain significant damage from Saturday morning’s shaking, which occurred just before 4:00 a.m. local time.

Some executives involved in the 1989 construction of the complex were arrested after it was discovered that proper reinforcement was not used and that empty cooking oil cans were placed in the concrete allegedly to cut costs.

While a total of 327 people inside the building at the time of the quake survived, rescuers had found the bodies of 59 others by early Friday, with 76 others still missing and presumed trapped beneath the rubble.

Taiwan is frequently hit by tremors and even strong quakes, but strict building codes and a prepared population usually prevent significant damage or fatalities.