Vietnamese Worker Dies in 40 Meter Fall

A Vietnamese man died this afternoon after falling from a 40 meter-high fuel storage tank at a CNPC facility currently under construction at Taichung Harbor. Media reports say the man lost his footing in high winds. Apple Daily reported that the 23 year-old overseas foreign worker named Tran was working atop a Liquid Petroleum Gas storage tank at the west pier of Taichung Harbor when he fell at around 2:15pm. Firefighters from Taichung Harbor Fire Bureau were dispatched to the

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Remains of Missing Diver Found

The body of a post-graduate student who went missing while diving off Orchid Island October 15 has been found and recovered today. The remains of Lin Jiazhi were found just 200 meters away from the place he went missing. Volunteer divers joined the search this morning at around 6:00am. At 8:40am the divers located a body underwater. A coast guard boat was dispatched to recover the remains. Related Video See Previous Article: Sea Snake Researcher Missing off Orchid Island.

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Planes Collide on Tarmac at Taipei Songshan Airport

A Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) plane being taken out of an aircraft hangar this morning collided with another airplane at Taipei Songshan Airport. One aircraft was slightly damaged in the incident. FAT issued a press release saying that at around 6:00am, a McDonnell Douglas MD80 plane was being towed out of the hangar when it sideswiped another aircraft, causing slight damage to one airplane’s tail section. According to operating procedures, a detailed examination of the aircraft was undertaken and

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Cyclists Gear Up for Grueling Mountain Race: Taiwan KOM

[Cover Picture: Taiwan Cycling Federation] Local and International cyclists are preparing for one of the world’s longest and highest mountain climb cycling events Friday October 20, the Taiwan King of the Mountain(KOM). The race will start at 6:00am at Qixingtan Beach, XinCheng Township, Hualian County. Taking the Central Cross-island Highway, riders will cover over 100 kilometers and cover an altitude of 3,500 meters to finish at the summit at Wuling at an altitude of 3,275 meters, Taiwan’s highest mountain pass.

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Sea Snake Researcher Missing off Orchid Island

A doctoral student from National Chung Hsing University is missing after diving in waters around Orchid Island Sunday morning, October 15. The doctoral candidate name Lin was diving with a colleague when his diving buddy realized Lin was missing at around 11:50am. Witnesses on shore reported seeing Lin floating on the surface before he disappeared again. Local coast guards rushed to the scene and called in a helicopter to assist with the search for the missing man. Local volunteers also

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Stranded Ship Mysteriously Catches Fire

A 500 ton Mongolian-registered cargo ship that ran aground on the coast of Changhua County October 13 suddenly erupted into flames at around 4:00am this morning. At around 4:00am, Changhua County Fire Bureau received a report from Coast Guard officers that the cabin of the Lianhe 36 was on fire. Five firefighting teams were dispatched to deal with the blaze, along with 17 firefighting appliances and an ambulance. Firefighters used ladders to board the stranded vessel and took around one

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Seven Tourists Suffer Slight Injuries in Hualian Bus Crash

Seven passengers received treatment in hospital after a tour bus careered into a concrete landmark at the entrance of Beipu Village in Hualian County today. The tour bus was carrying a group of 27 tourists from Jiangsu Province, China, when it swerved to avoid a car at an intersection. The driver lost control on the wet road at around noon. Police are investigating the accident.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away: The Fourth Day Pictorial

Heavy rains continued to inundate Taiwan for the fourth day running, causing havoc all over the island. This is a sample of images from various Taiwan media sources, Sunday, October 15, 2017.

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Two Foreign Workers Found Dead in Effluent Tank

Breaking News: expect frequent changes and updates. Two foreign laborers were found unconscious at the bottom of an effluent tank at a factory in Tainan City’s Guantian industrial zone this morning October 15. Firefighters later confirmed the men are dead. Gas detection equipment was used to identify the presence of toxic, flammable, hydrogen sulfide gas. Workers at the Sunny Environmental Consultants, Ltd plastics recovery factory realized the 2 men were missing when staff lined up for a health check this

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Ship Aground on Changhua Coast

A 500 ton Mongolian-registered cargo ship ran aground on the coast of Changhua County yesterday, October 13, during stormy weather and high seas generated by a typhoon in the South China Sea. The vessel named Lianhe 36 is stranded on the shore of an industrial zone in Hsienhsi Township. The crew of six were evacuated from the vessel, and an emergency crew boarded to pump out the diesel fuel October 14 to prevent an oil spill if the vessel breaks

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Heavy Rains Inundate Taiwan

Heavy rain caused by the northeastern monsoon coupled with the influence of tropical storm Khanun has caused landslides, power outages, floods, and disruption to road, sea, and air transport across the nation Saturday, October 14. The Ministry of Economic Affairs opened the Central Disaster Response Center at 11:00pm last night to coordinate responses to potential disasters brought about by the heavy rain. Landslip in Xizhi District In Xizhi District, New Taipei City, residents were rudely awoken at around 5:00am to

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