Emergency Power Restoration too Slow: Electrical Workers Beaten by Thugs

Two employees of Taipower undertaking repairs to the power grid in Yunlin County in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor, were beaten up by a group of thugs wielding baseball bats, who hit the men and smashed a window of their truck. The men were led by former township chairman and husband of the current legislative yuan representative, who is one of three men charged with several offences after the incident.

An electrical worker explains the incident and shows his injuries. After being beaten, he and his colleague continued working to complete repairs, before reporting the case to police.

 

The suspect makes a public apology:

 

Sources: CTi, CNA

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