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Tuesday, September 28, 1999 Published at 19:52 GMT 20:52 UK


World: Asia-Pacific

Taiwan earthquake: Full coverage



Taiwan quake rescue criticised
Officials in Taiwan have admitted that avoidable mistakes were made during the operation to rescue people trapped by last week's devastating earthquake.

"It is pictures, not words, that best describe what happened here": BBC's Peter Biles reports.
"The mood is one of shock and disbelief": BBC's Jill McGivering reports.
Eyewitness
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Your reports of the quake
People who witnessed the earthquake have been telling of their experiences in emails to BBC News Online: Read their accounts.
"An agonising wait for relatives": The BBC's Adam Brookes
"Rubble in the hallway": Eyewitness David Bailey


Earthquake zone
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Building codes spare Taiwan the worst
The quake has killed hundreds, but the island managed to avoid the devastation recently seen in Turkey because of strict rules for constructing new buildings.

"Experts say there's no connection between this quake and the one in Turkey": The BBC's Christine McGourty reports
"Taiwan compares well with Turkey": Walter Mooney of the US Geological Survey





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