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Taiwan earthquake victims commemorated in memorial service

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 00:57

A memorial service is held for the 93 victims killed in Tainan earthquake. Julie Noce reports.

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Incense filled the air during a memorial service in Tainan City on Friday for the 93 victims so far known to have died in an earthquake last weekend. Relatives, friends and community members paid their respects... President elect Tsai Ing-wen and outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou were also present. The disaster struck just days before the Lunar New Year holiday, compounding the tragedy for many. Volunteer workers were on hand to help grieving families. We have to realize the impermanence of things, one volunteer said. We have to leave the past behind so we can create a beautiful future. Search and recovery efforts continue at the site of the apartment building where a majority of the victims were killed. At leat 29 others are still missing. The building's developer and two architects are in custody, although they have not been charged as the investigation into the collapse is ongoing.

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Taiwan earthquake victims commemorated in memorial service

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 00:57