Arrested together with the Taiwan developer Mr. Lin were two associates from Wei-Guan Construction Company who were the constructors of the complex.
The collapsed building has so far claimed 39 lives with dozens others missing. The developer is being accused of using substandard materials in the construction of the building thus causing loss of lives. According to the City government, both the developer and Wei-Guan representatives will be charged with criminal act of causing loss of lives by failing to follow procedures in construction of the collapsed complex.
The building collapsed following a light earthquake that took place on Saturday morning. Despite this, the parties are accused of not following building guidelines laid out by the City government.Last modified on Monday, 15 February 2016