FUKUOKA (Kyodo) Three architects categorically denied allegations Thursday that they had falsified quake-resistance data for eight condominium buildings and a hotel in Fukuoka and Kumamoto prefectures.

The nine buildings — three condominium buildings in the city of Fukuoka, and five condo buildings and a hotel in Kumamoto Prefecture — have been found vulnerable to major temblors because they were built using fabricated building data, authorities announced Wednesday night.

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