Elderly Drunk Driver Kills 2 Bicycle Riders

Two people who were riding bicycles in Lucao Township, Chiayi County yesterday are dead, after being hit by a car driven by a 72-year-old man affected by alcohol. The drunk driver, Mr Chen, had attended a temple fair in Lucao Township where he consumed alcohol before heading back to Puzi City at around 1:30pm. At the approach to an intersection in Fengji Village, Chen slammed into two people riding bicycles from behind. A 50-year-old woman also named Chen, and her

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Bus Driver Charged after Scooter Rider Killed on Alishan Highway

A bus driver was charged with professional negligence today after a scooter rider was killed on the Alishan Highway this morning, December 27. At around 9:30am, Mr Zhang, 41, was driving a tour bus carrying Chinese tourists on the way to Mt Ali when he crossed the center line to overtake another vehicle, and slammed into a scooter traveling in the opposite direction. The scooter rider, a 23-year-old university student name Zhou, was killed instantly by the high-speed impact. Mr

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Two Kids Thrown out of Car in High-speed Rollover Accident

Two children survived being thrown out of a car after two vehicles collided and rolled over on National Freeway 1, in Chiayi County, September 3. Dramatic dash-cam footage of the accident was released to the media today. The driver of the vehicle is suspected to have failed to pay attention to traffic conditions ahead as he overtook another vehicle. The vehicle clipped another car, causing both to roll over. Two children in the vehicle, aged 8 and 10 years-old were

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Two Workers Die after entering Hypoxic Sewer in Chiayi County

Two men in Chiayi County died yesterday after entering a sewer with a low oxygen concentration. The two workers, 32 and 55 years-old, entered the four meter deep sewer at around 5:30pm in order to check the sewage flow. A female worker remained on the surface. At around 5:45pm, the Chiayi County Fire Bureau received an emergency call from the coworker, who said that the men had fainted. Firefighters rushed to the scene and entered the sewer wearing breathing apparatus.

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Burnout Driver Fined and Ordered to Class

A man who performed a burnout in front of a scenically located Starbucks cafe in Chiayi County October 4 was fined NT$5.000 and ordered to attend an environmental education class after the driver was identified last month. The European chalet style building in Minxiong Township is a hot-spot for sightseers to take photos to upload to social media, and has been dubbed “Taiwan’s most beautiful Starbucks.” But the same social media users were indignant after pictures and video of the

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American Arrested in Drugs and Guns Case

An American citizen was arrested in Chiayi County last night, after a Taurus pistol and bullets were found in a car during a police search of the vehicle. Drugs were also found when police searched the suspect’s motel room. Police in Zhongpu were on a routine patrol last night when they spotted a suspicious vehicle. After checking the license number on the police computer, they found the plate did not match the vehicle. The police officers followed the car until

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NT$200,000 Cash Thrown Out with the Trash

A man in Chiayi County was lucky enough to recover a bundle of cash that he accidentally threw out with the trash. Chiayi County Environmental Protection Bureau director Yan Xuming (顏旭明) told CNA today, November 28, that a resident of Taibao City had inadvertently thrown out NT$200,000 (US$6,675) on November 24. Fortunately the man was able to contact the EPB in time to prevent the cash being incinerated. The EPB contacted the trash truck driver before he reached the incinerator.

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Mummified Corpse Found in House

Graphic Image Warning! Real-estate agents inspecting a house in Chiayi County ahead of a foreclosure sale, were shocked to discover a mummified corpse in a bathroom. The corpse is believed to be the owner of the house owner, Mr Liao. Mr Liao 64 had inherited the house after his parents died a couple of years ago, but did not make the mortgage payments. The bank and its agents could not locate Mr Liao, so they contacted his younger brother to

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Dog Fighting Ring Busted in Chiayi

Police swooped on a property in Shuishang township, Chiayi County yesterday and arrested organizers of a dog fighting ring and gamblers. Two pit bulls were rescued. A total of 16 people were arrested including the 55 year-old organizer named Chen. Chen collected a NT$200 entry fee from customers and took 5% from bets placed on the fights. The customers have been charged with offenses relating to gambling regulations, while Chen and the owners of the two dogs were also charged

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Human Remains Reveal Skeletons in School Closet

Forensics officers from Chiayi District Prosecutor’s Office were sent to an elementary school in the town of Putai to recover and examine skeletal remains suspected to belong to a school worker who went missing 10 years ago. The human bones, skull, clothing, a quilt, and an old cellphone, were found in the corner of a concrete drainage gutter on the roof of Yongan Elementary School yesterday afternoon, when workers were sent to clear drains after the roof became flooded during

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Girl Orphaned After 3 Family Members Drown Saving Her

Chiayi County: Three people drowned at a popular scenic spot in Chiayi County’s Meishan Township, after a 14 year-old girl fell into deep water. The girl’s 16 year-old sister dived in to save her, and was followed by the girls’ mother and father. The parents and older sister drowned, while the younger girl was the only one to survive. When paramedics arrived at the scene, the 3 victims showed no vital signs. The Wu (吳) family had traveled from their

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