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A committee to manage and monitor the use of more than NT$3.6 billion (US$110.92 million) in donations for relief following the Feb. 6 earthquake in Tainan, Southern Taiwan, was inaugurated Tuesday.
 
An investigation will be launched into the death of two pet dogs, which were suspected to have been thrown from where their owner lives on the ninth floor in Tainan Saturday.
 
Donations in the wake of the Feb. 6 earthquake are enough to take care of victims of the quake and pay for reconstruction, Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said Monday.
 
The Tainan District Court has begun sealing up properties belonging to the developer and architects associated with buildings at the Weiguan Jinlong residential complex that collapsed in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck southern Taiwan Feb. 6.
 
Eighty-six buildings in Tainan are no longer fit for human habitation in the wake of the recent magnitude 6.4 earthquake, the city's Public Works Bureau said Tuesday.
 
Kunshan Elementary mourns 10 students
Ten students of Tainan City's Kunshan Elementary School (崑山國小) lost their lives in the Kaohsiung Meinong earthquake, the most deaths among all affected schools in the nation, according to recent figures released by the Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部).
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The wife of Cheng Chin-kui (鄭進貴), one of the detained architects who designed the collapsed Weiguan apartment complex, attempted to withdraw around NT$10 million from her husband's bank account at a Tainan branch of Taishin International Bank (台新銀行) early Monday morning, before the account was frozen by a pending court order.
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Reconstruction efforts post-Kaohsiung Meinong quake were well underway on Monday as the government rolled out and green-lighted financial and construction aid, alongside help from private foundations.
 
Further asset injunctions vowed in Weiguan case
Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te vowed yesterday to take further legal action to freeze the assets of a developer in order to protect the rights of those affected by the deadliest incident in the Feb. 6 earthquake.
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Ma, Tsai attend ceremony for quake victims
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday separately attended a memorial ceremony in Tainan for people who were killed in a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck the southern city on Feb. 6.
 
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