4 Killed in High-speed Single Vehicle Accident

Four people in their early twenties died in Changhua County in the early hours of the morning, when a car they were travelling in hit a pillar at high speed and burst into flames. Two men inside the car were incinerated, while two women, who police suspect were not wearing seat belts, were thrown out of the car and also died at the scene. One body was found on the road about 30 meters from the car. The white Toyota

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Woman in Critical Condition after Collapsing of Heat Stroke

A woman in Changhua County collapsed on the roadside, and was found to have a body temperature of 41.5°C after being rushed to hospital. Medical staff in the emergency department of Changhua Christian Hospital applied ice to the unconscious woman’s body until her temperature dropped to 38°C, and the patient regained consciousness. The unidentified woman, around 60 years-old was then transferred to the intensive care unit to be kept under observation. Police are currently attempting to identify the woman and

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Man Charged for Attempted Murder of 5 year-old Girl

A Changhua County man was charged with attempted murder yesterday, after a seriously injured 5 year-old girl was taken to hospital in the early hours of the morning. The girl’s aunt told doctors that the girl had suddenly began twitching and vomiting after she went to bed. After an examination, an injury report showing the girl had been severely beaten and hit in the head with a blunt object was handed over to the District Prosecutor’s office. The report also

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Student in Spiderman Costume Falls to his Death

A Malaysian student studying at a university in Changhua County fell from a 5th floor balcony and died this evening, Wednesday, January 3. According to witnesses, the man was taking a selfie while dressed in a Spider-Man suit. Witnesses said that Lee put set his phone in a tripod, then squatted in a Spider-Man pose on the wall of the balcony. He then wobbled and fell. Emergency calls to 119 were received at around 5:40 pm. Emergency workers who rushed

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County Councilor Dismissed After Third Drink Driving Offence

A Changhua County councilor was sentenced to a 7 month term in prison after being convicted of his third drink driving offence in 4 years, and has won the distinction of being the first person in Taiwan to be dismissed from public office for the offence. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) representative Ke, Jhen-Bei (柯振杯), 57, was convicted of driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.82mg/l in March 2013, 0.56mg/l in December 2016, and 0.43mg/l in May this year. All

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Woman Survives Rollover Accident then Hit and Killed by Truck

[Picture: National Highway Police Bureau.] A woman in Changhua County survived a rollover accident on National Freeway 1, only to be killed after a semi-trailer slammed into the back of the vehicle. At around 6:00am this morning, Ms Chen, 51, lost control of her vehicle after being clipped by another car when one of the cars was changing lanes. Chen got out of the vehicle, but her 21 year-old daughter remained trapped in the car. Chen was trying to open

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Elderly Man Murders Wife over Affair Suspicion

A 76 year-old man in Changhua County was arrested yesterday after killing his 72 year-old wife with a hammer. Mr Ho (何), a resident of Dacun Township became suspicious that his wife, who frequently left the house to exercise, was in fact, seeing another man. During a quarrel yesterday afternoon, Mr Ho attacked his wife with a hammer and killed her. After sitting with his wife’s lifeless body for four hours, Ho called his son-in-law, told him about the killing,

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7 Injured in Restaurant Gas Explosion

[Picture: A man is seen rescuing his 3 year-old daughter after a gas explosion in Changhua County.] Seven people were injured, including a 3 year-old girl, when leaking gas at a table in a hot pot restaurant erupted into flames in Changhua County this evening, Thursday, November 9. Video monitors recorded the moment at around 6:00pm, when a staff member was attempting to change a gas bottle for the tabletop gas burner. The staff member looks nervous as he anxiously

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Machine Pistol Seized During Roadside Check

A Zoraki 914 automatic pistol was confiscated by police after a driver was pulled over for running a red light in Changhua City shortly after midnight today, November 5. While submitting the driver to an alcohol breath test, police noticed a case on the floor of the vehicle which the driver said contained a power tool. Police insisted on searching the box and found it contained an assault pistol, magazines, a silencer, and 48 rounds of ammunition. The Zoraki 914,

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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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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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