Destructive Earthquake Strikes Taiwan’s South

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered in Kaohsiung County awoke residents a few minutes before 4AM this morning February 6, 2016. Three people have died and 160 hospitalized at the time of writing, with the number expected to rise as rescue workers penetrate collapsed buildings. Authorities are still working to assess the extent of the damage as the President heads to Tainan, which appears to have taken the brunt of the damage. Several residential buildings housing hundreds of families have collapsed.

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Lover’s Quarrel Leads to Freeway Havoc: 1 Dead, 8 Injured

A man arguing with his girlfriend pulled the handbrake while they were traveling at over 90 km/h on the freeway south of Tainan City yesterday. A taxi carrying 6 passengers managed to stop before hitting the first car, but was slammed by a truck traveling behind it. One of the passengers died and 8 people were injured in the accident, including 5 seriously. The 43 year old woman was driving the car and returning to Kaohsiung with her 29  year

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Tornado in Tainan

During unsettled weather, Sunday August 9, in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor, a tornado swept across Tainan County. Dramatic dashcam footage captured the moment a small car was swept along a road and a scooter rider is swept off his motorcyle.

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Man Thrown from Truck: Stands up and Walks Away.

Tainan: A man miraculously survived a high speed crash on a freeway today. The truck involved  tipped over, losing it’s load along with the passenger, before righting itself and landing back on its wheels. A video of the incident shows the truck’s load of trees and dirt strewn over the road when suddenly a man stands up from the debris, and walks to the side of the road to recover. The small truck was behind a tanker-trailer, when he decided

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Runaway Truck Kills one Injures 3 (includes video)

Tainan: Suspected brake failure caused a 10 ton truck to roll down a freeway exit ramp and across a busy 4 lane road, killing a scooter rider and injuring 3 other other people. The incident was caught on security cameras. Footage shows the out of control speeding truck hitting 3 cars, then smashing through the center traffic divider, before hitting the scooter rider.   Sources: CTi, Apple Daily

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Betel Nut Bandit Spits on Women

Tainan City. From January to April this year a man targeted women walking alone and spat betel nut juice on them. The 34 year old man used a scooter to approach his victims, then make a quick escape. There were a total of 8 victims. The man has been charged with multiple offences, including public insult. Sources: CTi, Apple Daily.

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