29 Injured in Bus Crash

Twenty-eight passengers and the driver of a bus were injured in a crash near Keelung this morning. None of the injuries were described as serious. At around 9:20am the driver lost control of the bus as it was rounding a bend and hit the guardrail. The coach mounted the concrete guardrail and was left straddling it after the crash. The coach was one of 6 hired to take the employees of an accountancy firm from Xinyi District in Taipei City

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Tearful Goodbyes after Burkino Faso Severs Diplomatic Relations

A post-graduate student of Taiwan’s Central Police University met junior high school students in Keelung to say an emotional goodbye, after his country caved into pressure from the People’s Republic of China, and broke diplomatic relations with Taiwan last week. Zhou De-si (Hanyu Pinyin transliteration of: 周德思), went to Keelung’s Cheng Gong Junior High School today to farewell students and staff with whom he had shared the culture and customs of Burkino Faso during his stay in Taiwan. The multi-lingual

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Man Survives 3 Storey Fall after Landing on Moving Taxi

A man in Keelung City jumped from a third floor balcony, and survived, after landing on a taxi passing through the narrow lane, this morning, May 15. Police received reports at around 8:00am that a man was on the third floor balcony ranting and threatening to jump. After rushing to the scene, the police officers learned that the building was uninhabited, and that the 27 year-old man, named Wu, lived nearby. The officers contacted Wu’s mother, and urged her to

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Drunk Driver Apologizes after Second Fatal Accident

[Picture: UDN] A man arrested after a drunk driving accident that saw a 19 year-old man killed apologized, and said that he had forgotten the lesson he learned after a similar incident 3 years ago. Mr Lee, 30, drove his car drunk and at high speed in Keelung City, Monday evening, January 1. Crossing the center lines to overtake another car, Lee’s car smashed into an oncoming scooter ridden by a 19 year-old soldier named Lin (some sources report 18

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Expat Resident’s Legs Crushed After Being Hit by Car

An expat English teacher suffered severe injuries to both legs today after being crushed against a concrete column by a car in Keelung City this afternoon, December 24. The 24 year-old man, who’s nationality remains unspecified in Chinese language media, was leaning against the wall outside a convenience store when a car driven by a man name Zhou suddenly lunged out of a car park and slammed into him at around 2:00pm. Video footage shown on TV news showed bystanders

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Another Tour Bus Driver Arrested for DUI

The driver of a tour bus was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Keelung yesterday. It was the second Sunday in a row to see a tour bus driver arrested for the offence, and is the second offence for the same driver this year. Mr Wang, 55, was driving a family tour group consisting of 30 passengers back to Taichung after an overnight trip to Ilan County, Sunday, December 10. After being pulled over by police while

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Crew Rescued from British Yacht Adrift in Heavy Seas

Coast Guard vessels from Keelung rescued the crew of a British-registered yacht after it lost power when a fishing net fouled its propeller in heavy seas about 50 nautical miles north of Cape Fugui yesterday. The Coast Guard received reports that a vessel was sending distress signals at around 5:25am yesterday, November 22. A coast guard cutter and a helicopter were immediately dispatched to facilitate a rescue. However, heavy seas, and the tall mast of the yacht made an airlift

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Big Waves Lash North Coast: Truck Swept to Sea, 104 Anglers Trapped, 1 Person Drowned

[Cover picture: United Daily News] Anglers fishing off a breakwater at the entrance of Keelung Harbor were suddenly faced with a life-threatening situation when a series of large waves surged over the concrete platform this morning. Keelung Harbor Bureau said that sea conditions before the waves began to surge where normal. At around 8:00am waves began to surge over the breakwater. A truck that had just pulled up near the edge of the breakwater was knocked over by the waves.

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Woman Bitten by Cobra in the Kitchen

A 70 year-old Keelung woman felt a pain in her ankle while cooking lunch today, and was shocked when she looked down and saw a cobra. The woman was rushed to hospital still conscious but with a swollen ankle, while firefighters were dispatched to catch the snake. The firefighters caught the 60cm long cobra and warned nearby residents to be on the alert. Ms Xie’s family said that they had lived in the house for 30 years, and although they

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10 Injured in Family Arson Case: Brother Arrested

A man set fire to his family’s home in the early hours of this morning in Keelung City. A total of 9 people, including a 1 month-old baby required hospital treatment for smoke inhalation. Mr Yang, 29, had long resented the way he was treated by his elder and younger brothers. He claims to have lost his temper after family members looked at the contents of his cellphone. Yang, who is said to be on the autistic spectrum, told police

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Australian Woman Dies on Cruise Ship en Route to Keelung

An Australian woman died of suspected heart failure on a cruise ship en-route between Hong Kong and Keelung Harbor 2 days ago. Officials boarded the ship at Keelung yesterday to verify the cause of death. Apple Daily reports that Sharna Marie Graham, 53, was traveling with her 55 year-old husband David on the Celebrity Millennium. At around 8:00pm on the evening of April 10, Ms Graham collapsed and did not respond to first aid treatment in the ship’s clinic. The

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