New Taipei City celebrates Mother’s Day with free COVID vaccines and gifts

The New Taipei City Department of Health is offering free gifts for women who get vaccinated for COVID from today, May 10, until the end of the month, it was announced today. The Department of Health said that all females who get vaccinated at community health clinics and vaccination stations in New Taipei City can receive special Mother’s Day gifts which include an electronic thermometer and dishwashing detergent. The number of gifts is limited and will only be available while

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Tech factory fire causes stench over large areas of Taipei

Residents of Taipei City and New Taipei City were affected by air pollution from a factory fire in Shenkeng District overnight and this morning, leading to the mayors of the twin cities to advise residents to stay indoors and wear masks when going out. According to the New Taipei City Fire Department, a fire broke out at the warehouse of a tech company on Beishen Road in Shenkeng District at around 2:00 pm yesterday, February 20. The fire department dispatched

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Baby boy suspected of suffocating to death after daycare center forces him to wear facemask

Police are investigating the death of an eleven-month-old boy who is suspected to have suffocated to death after being forced to wear a facemask against his will at a childcare center in New Taipei City, Monday. “Tonight, a cute baby returned to heaven to be an angel. I feel extremely heavy-hearted,” CTS news anchor Lin Yen-ju (林彥汝) posted on Facebook last night, Tuesday, after receiving the news from a personal friend, who is also the boy’s maternal aunt. According to

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Junior high school student dies after school stabbing: gang-connected killer had a history of violent assault

A 15-year-old student who was brutally stabbed by a fellow student at a New Taipei City high school on Christmas day has died, and serious questions about campus safety have been raised, after it was found that the alleged killer had a history of violence and gang affiliations. According to reports, during the lunchbreak on Monday, December 25, a third-year female student at a junior high school in Tucheng District went to a classroom to chat with another female student.

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Electric bicycle vendor charged for negligent homicide after battery explosion leads to death of elderly woman

An electric bicycle vendor in New Taipei City has been indicted on charges of negligent homicide, after an investigation into the death of an elderly woman who was seriously injured when a lithium-ion battery exploded under the seat of a tricycle she was riding earlier this year. According to the investigation by the New Taipei District Prosecutor’s Office, a man named Chen purchased an electric tricycle from a vendor at the Chongxin Bridge Flea Market in Sanchong District on December

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Driver dies, bleach spills on road after chemical tanker crash on coastal highway

The driver of a chemical truck died, and a large amount of bleach was spilled on the road, after the truck crashed and overturned on Provincial Highway 2 in New Taipei City this morning. The New Taipei City Fire Department received reports of a crash and chemical spill on the coastal highway in Gongliao District at 10:44 am. NTCFD dispatched 24 vehicles and 40 personnel to the scene of the accident. After identifying the spilled chemical as sodium hypochlorite (bleach),

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Hornets nest removed after 4 hikers stung in New Taipei City mountain district

Specialist hornet catchers removed a nest of Asian Giant Hornets, after five hikers were stung in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District today. Keelung City Fire Department received a report at 10:46 am that three men and one woman were stung by hornets near the Tianwaitian Garden Cemetery. A 70-year-old man, a 64-year-old man, and a 60-year-old woman were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. A 69-year-old man sought medical treatment on his own. The female hiker, named Liu was the

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Hornet attack on hiking group leaves 2 dead, 9 injured

Eleven people in a group of 20 hikers were stung by hornets in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District today, and four people were seriously injured. Two men lost vital signs and were declared dead after arrival at the hospital. The New Taipei City Fire Department received reports of the hornet attack at 11:38 am. Twenty ambulances and 51 personnel were dispatched to the trailhead. A command post was set up at the trailhead, and a rescue team was sent to

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Electric buses to replace diesel burners on Tamsui – Banqiao bus route from tomorrow

Thirteen new electric buses will join New Taipei City’s public transportation fleet tomorrow, plying route 857 between Banqiao and Tamsui districts. Sanchung Bus Company said that 13 buses on the company’s cross-district trunk line will be replaced by Foxtron Model T electric buses. The Taiwan designed and manufactured buses were first launched in Kaohsiung City in March last year. The 857 route will be the first time the Model T is used in northern Taiwan. The Model T has a

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