Student falls into six-meter-deep sinkhole on elementary school campus in Keelung City

A male sixth-grade student fell into a six-meter-deep sinkhole that formed under a recycling shed at Zhengbin Elementary School in Keelung City this afternoon, September 15. According to reports in United Daily News, the student went to the recycling shed to fetch cleaning equipment, and fell into the hole at around 3:20 pm. The boy remained conscious and was able to call out for help. Fire fighters rescued the boy and sent him to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital for treatment

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Rescued baby dolphin dies despite rehabilitation attempts

A young juvenile Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus) died in a rehabilitation pool in Keelung City yesterday, after being found stranded on the coast at Su’ao, on Taiwan’s north-east coast. Coast guard officers notified Taiwan Cetacean Society at around noon on April 1 that an injured juvenile Risso’s dolphin was stranded on a beach near Su’ao Harbor. A veterinarian identified wounds suspected to be caused by a cookie-cutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis). The dolphin was transferred to a rehabilitation center in Keelung

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Firefighter hospitalized after being bitten by venomous pit viper

A firefighter was treated with antivenom, and kept under observation, after after being bitten by a venomous brown-spotted pit viper while on snake-catching duties in a mountainous area of Keelung City today, November 27. The Keelung City Fire Department received an emergency 119 call from the owner of a guesthouse at around 12:30pm, reporting a snake was spotted in a bathroom. Two firefighters, officers Lu and Zeng, were dispatched from the Zhongzheng District Fire Station to take care of the

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Suspect found dead after shootout with police: suspected suicide

A suspect who was cornered after a police chase was found dead in his vehicle after shots were exchanged in Keelung City this morning, November 21. According to reports in Liberty Times and United Daily News, police from Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County proceeded to Keelung City after being informed of the location of a man named Chen, who was wanted on suspicion of drug trafficking and intimidation. At around 11:00am, plain clothes officers driving an unmarked vehicle went to make

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Suspected drug driver flees hospital after crashing into bus

A driver in Keelung City crashed into a bus this morning, but when police went to the hospital to question him, the man had fled. At around 9:30am, the driver of a silver sedan lost control of his vehicle at high speed on Peide Road, crashed into a traffic island, flipping his car, and crashed into a bus travelling in the opposite lane. The driver, a 26-year-old man named Yu, suffered injuries to his face and was taken to hospital

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Driver stops bus and jumps to his death in front of startled passengers

The driver of a hospital shuttle bus stopped his vehicle on an elevated expressway ramp and jumped 20 meters to his death in front of passengers and his girlfriend in Keelung City last night, December 31. At around 11:45pm, the 38-year-old driver named Zhang took 7 passengers, all hospital staff of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, towards Keelung City. Zhang’s girlfriend, a 33-year-old Vietnamese national named Chen, sat beside the driver. Just minutes before midnight, when most people were counting down

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Man Dies During Solo Night Dive on North Coast

The body of a man was found around 200 meters from shore this morning, after he went missing while scuba diving from the shore last night in Keelung City. Mr Wu, 51, entered the water at around 7:00pm outside National Taiwan Ocean University while his wife waited on shore. As time passed, and other divers all exited the water, Ms Wu became anxious. At around 10:00pm anglers fishing at the spot urged Ms Wu to call the coastguard. The Coastguard

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