Mother of abandoned newborn identified and arrested

Police arrested a 20-year-old Vietnamese national today after identifying her as the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned on a sidewalk in New Taipei City earlier today, March 27. Police made the arrest in Banqiao District at around noon, after a 12-hour investigation, that included tracing the suspect via traffic monitor footage, and using information printed on the cardboard box the baby was found in. Ms Ruan (阮), according to media reports, worked for an electronics company as a

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3 Vietnamese workers dead, 1 critical, after warehouse fire in Taoyuan City

[Picture: United Daily News] Three Vietnamese nationals are confirmed dead, after two bodies were found this morning, in the wake of a fire that broke out at the Kerry Logistics Company warehouse in Guanyin District, Taoyuan City, yesterday, February 6. A group of six Vietnamese workers employed by a sub-contractor entered the building at around 8:00am yesterday to perform maintenance work on air conditioning and refrigeration units during the Lunar New Year holiday period. At around 10:19am, a fire alarm

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11 illegal migrant workers found hidden in back of truck in Taitung City

Police in Taitung City enforcing a ban on gravel trucks on restricted roads found a group of illegal Vietnamese workers hiding in the back of a truck. Police officers pulled over the truck at around 4:00pm Thursday, January 10, on Heping Road in Beinan Township at a road-stop manned by 10 police officers. Officers reported that the truck driver had a negative attitude, and was uncooperative and evasive when questioned. One of the officers noticed suspicious movement under the black

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2 Migrant Workers Die after Bicycle hit by Car

Two Vietnamese foreign workers died after they were hit by a car while riding an electric bicycle in Taichung City late last night, July 21. At around 11:00pm, a 30 year-old woman was riding the bicycle carrying a 26 year-old male passenger on Jiahou Road in Houli District. While on a bridge that crosses Freeway 1, they were hit from behind by a car. A motorist who witnessed the accident pulled over and immediately called 119. Paramedics rushed the couple

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Migrant Worker Injured After Hit by Moving Train on Station Platform

An Indonesian man was injured after being hit by a moving train while standing on a platform at Chungli Station in Taoyuan today. Reports in Liberty Times Network and Apple Daily say the man was affected by alcohol at the time. At 3:32 pm, local shuttle service train No. 1204 traveling from Miaoli to Keelung was arriving at Chungli Station when the 31 year old man named as Rokim in media reports “moved toward the moving train.” Liberty Times reported

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6 Foreign Workers Confirmed Dead After Fire in Suspect Factory Dorm

Six Vietnamese workers are confirmed dead after a fire at a factory in Taoyuan in the early hours of this morning, December 14. All six remains were found on what is suspected to be an illegally constructed dormitory on the second floor. The fire broke out at around 2:00am. Preliminary investigations point to an electrical transformer box in the second floor stairway as the ignition point. The staircase appears to have been the only exit from the dormitory. Witnesses said

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Indonesian Woman Killed in Fall While Attempting Escape

An Indonesian woman working as a carer died after falling from an 11th floor window in Taichung City yesterday. Police believe the woman was attempting to escape from her employer. At around 6:00am, November 18, the guard at an upmarket apartment complex in Taichung’s Xitun District went out to investigate after hearing the sound of a large object that had fallen. The guard didn’t find anything, but a short time later he received a call from a resident on the

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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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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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65 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Swoop on Chicken Slaughterhouse

Immigration police, New Taipei City police, and Labor Bureau officials yesterday raided a chicken slaughter and distribution factory in Hsinchuang District. Of 78 foreign workers, 65 were found to be undocumented. Police received a tip-off recently that a chicken factory was employing the undocumented foreign workers in order to meet extra demand for chicken meat in the lead up to the mid-Autumn festival, when Taiwanese according to recent tradition, gather with family and friends to enjoy a barbecue. The 2,000

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Vietnamese Worker Buried Alive in Sewage Trench

[Cover Picture: Apple Daily] A Vietnamese man died in Ilan County today after the trench he was working in collapsed. The identity of the man is unknown, as he was illegally employed as a day-laborer by the contractors undertaking the sewage works for the County Government. Rescuers spent 1.5 hours digging the man out. Chinese language media showed images of the man’s lifeless, mud-covered body being lifted out of the trench. Rescuers rinsed the man off and performed CPR, but

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