Gourmet restaurant couple suspected to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning: stove found not turned off properly

A couple found dead in their Italian style restaurant in New Taipei City yesterday died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to an improperly turned off stove, according to a preliminary investigation. An employee of the restaurant who had been resting at home after finishing the lunch shift at around 2:00 pm, returned shortly before 5:00 pm to find the restaurant locked, and the couple not responding to his phone calls. The 22-year-old man, named Shen, eventually called a former employee

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Body of former Pegatron VP found on fourth day of search: autopsy reveals fatal injuries

Search and rescue personnel yesterday found the body of a retired tech company executive who went missing while hiking Saturday, March 26, and an autopsy today revealed that he had died after falling and breaking his neck. Search team members from the New Taipei Fire Department found the body of Tsai Chin-kuo at the bottom of a slope around 50 meters below a hiking trail in the Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area in Sanxia District, New Taipei City, at around

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Search for missing retired Pegatron VP enters third day

133 search and rescue personnel gathered at a trailhead in New Taipei City this morning before dividing into search parties to cover 12 routes as a search for a missing hiker enters the third day today, Tuesday, March 29. Tsai Chin-kuo (蔡進國), the 64-year-old former senior vice-president of the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company Pegatron, was reported missing Sunday, after failing to return from a one-day hike in the Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area in Sanxia District on Saturday, March 26.

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Police officer shot: arrests suspect before going to hospital

A police officer was shot in the leg by a suspect, but made sure the shooter was handcuffed and arrested before he sought medical attention in New Taipei City last night, March 28. A group of seven police detectives from Tamsui Police Precinct went to Linkou District to arrest a 42-year-old man, named Chen, wanted on suspicion of fraud. When the officers approached Chen in the basement carpark of a residential community on Wenhua Road at around 8:30 pm, Chen

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Drunk driver pulled out of Tesla before car consumed by fire

A drunk driver was pulled out of a Tesla by passersby before the car went up in flames, following a single-vehicle crash in New Taipei City in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 27. The 53-year-old driver, named Lee, is believed to have lost control of the vehicle in rainy conditions at the intersection of Wenshan Road and Xinguang Road in Shenkeng District at around 4:00 am. According to the investigation the car hit a traffic island and

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Philippine cyclist killed in drunk-driving hit and run accident in New Taipei City

A thirty-two-year-old Philippines national died after being hit by a drunk driver who fled the scene of the accident in Linkou District, New Taipei City this morning, Sunday, March 20. According to reports in United Daily News, the deceased was one of four Filipino migrant workers employed at a factory in Luzhu District in Taoyuan City who were on their way to join a long distance road cycling race starting at Liao Tianding Temple in Bali District, New Taipei City.

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4 slightly injured after crowded metro escalator collapses

One person suffered a sprained ankle and three other people were bruised but did not need medical treatment after an escalator with around 30 people on it collapsed at Hsinpu MRT Station in New Taipei City’s Banqiao District, Friday, March 11. Taipei Metro administrators said that the ascending escalator suddenly stalled and slid backwards at 10:26 pm. Taipei Metro expressed its deep apologies to the affected passengers. Taipei Metro said that the escalators in MRT stations have strict maintenance schedules.

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2 police “shooting at the tires” incidents leave 3 injured

Police officers discharged firearms in separate incidents in New Taipei City and Taichung City in the last two days, and three people were injured by police bullets. At around 11:00 pm Thursday, March 10, police in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, attempted to pull over a driver of a silver Mercedes Benz bearing a false license plate. The 22-year-old driver, named Lin, sped up and attempted to escape. A chase ensued for around twenty minutes until the car, containing three

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Driver flips car, jumps from 10-storey high expressway to avoid drunk driving charge

A driver who crashed his car on an elevated expressway in New Taipei City survived a fall from a height of around 10-storeys after he jumped in an attempt to evade drunk driving charges. According to reports, the 32-year-old man, named Wang, crashed into the guardrail on the Banqiao section of the East-West Expressway (Provincial Highway 64) at 2:40 am. Wang’s Ford sedan rolled over and landed on it’s roof. Wang was not seriously injured and got out of the

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Wanted woman chased by police, crashes into pond

A woman wanted for fraud attempted to evade a police check, leading to police shooting at the tires of her vehicle, and a chase that ended in a pond in Banqiao District, yesterday, February 21. At around 4:30 pm, police identified a minivan stopped at an intersection on Yumin Road in Tucheng District, driven by a 27-year-old woman named Zhang, who is wanted on charges of fraud. When police approached the vehicle and asked the woman to show her ID,

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Residential gas explosion leaves 1 dead, 2 injured in New Taipei City

An elderly woman died, and her caregiver and a neighbor were injured, after a gas explosion tore through an apartment in Banqiao District today, February 21. New Taipei City Fire Department received reports of a blast followed by a fire in a first floor apartment in a lane off Xianmin Boulevarde at 12:39 pm. Twenty-five vehicles and 68 personnel were dispatched to the scene. A 34-year-old foreign caregiver and a 20-year-old Taiwanese man were found injured and rushed to hospital.

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