Taiwan Seeks Detention of Developers of Toppled Building

February 9, 2016 8:41 AM

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TAINAN, Taiwan — Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday.

The Tainan District Prosecutors Office said Lin Ming-hui and two other former executives, Chang Kui-an and Cheng Chin-kui, were suspected of professional negligence resulting in death, Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported.

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