Fisheries chairman dead after being stung by fire ants in New Taipei City

The chairman of the Tamsui Fisheries Association of New Taipei City died after suffering suspected anaphylactic shock following an attack by red fire ants, Saturday, June 12. Zheng Kangzhong (鄭康忠), 48, was stung by the ants while on duty inspecting a road planning project at the Xiaguzi Fishing Port adjacent to the Port of Taipei, Saturday. Zheng suffered from itching and swelling after returning home, and was sent to the hospital after his symptoms worsened. Zheng was given first aid

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Lamborghini driver crashes, flees, and sends a woman to act as fall guy

The driver of a Lamborghini Huracan fled the scene of an accident on an expressway in New Taipei City, and sent a woman to pretend she was the driver this morning, June 7. Police and firefighters received reports of a crashed sports car on the Banqiao Minsheng Road exit of Provincial Highway 64 shortly after 4:00 am to find an abandoned Lamborghini Huracan V10 Coupe that had crashed into a traffic divider. The front of the car was damaged, and

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Northern Taiwan pelted with rain: flood warnings issued for Greater Taipei

Torrential rain caused by a confluence of a rainy season front and peripheral circulation from a tropical storm has caused flooding in parts of Taipei City and New Taipei City this afternoon, Friday, June 4. The Central Weather Bureau issued a severe thunderstorm warning and extremely heavy rain warning for Taipei City, New Taipei City and Keelung City this afternoon, warning residents of Greater Taipei an surrounding mountain districts to be careful of instantaneous heavy rainfall which may “cause disasters.”

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20th Century pizza bandit stages brief comeback: arrested in just 30 hours

After a 21-year hiatus, a man who served time for a spate of pizza shop robberies between 1998 and 2000 robbed a pizza outlet in New Taipei City yesterday, but was arrested this afternoon, June 1. At around 9:00 am Monday, May 31, a man wearing a peaked cap, and a surgical mask walked into a Domino’s Pizza outlet on Zhongzheng Road in Hsintien District, and demanded to talk to the manager on the pretext that he had a traffic

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COVID patient stabs 3 nurses in New Taipei City hospital

A man confined to a negative pressure isolation unit in a hospital in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, stabbed three nurses with a knife after becoming emotionally unstable this morning. According to an SETN report, at around 7:20 am, a 62-year-old man named Hong became dissatisfied with being unattended in the isolation unit on the 11th floor of Taipei Medical University Shuangho Hospital, and attempted to leave. When nurses attempted to prevent him from leaving, he became angry and slashed

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Concerned citizen calls 119 on sunbathing woman

A woman sunbathing outside a sports stadium in New Taipei City was apparently misidentified as an accident victim, after a concerned member of the public witnessed her lying in the sun while not wearing a surgical mask yesterday, May 20. The New Taipei City Fire Department received a report at 8:00 am that a woman was lying on the ground and not wearing a mask on the terraced steps outside the Xinzhuang Gymnasium. Paramedics rushed to the scene dressed in

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Supermarket shelves emptied of epidemic survival products as residents fear possible lockdown

People rushed to supermarkets this evening, Wednesday, May 12, to stock up on supplies of products such as instant noodles, toilet paper, and disinfectant alcohol after the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) raised the epidemic alert warning to Level 2, and the mayor of New Taipei City hinted that a city-wide lockdown could happen. CECC Director Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) told the media this morning that Taiwan could soon be under an epidemic warning Level 3, after 16 cases tested positive

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Belarusian man dies in suspected accidental fall

A Belarusian resident died after falling from a window of his 10th-floor apartment in Wanli District this morning, according to reports today, May 2. The community manager said that he heard a loud noise in the courtyard at around 10:00 am, and on inspection found the man lying on the ground. Paramedics rushed the man to Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, but he was declared dead 30 minutes after arrival. Police investigating the case said that the man was 34-year-old

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Female drug suspect dead after police fire at car

One of two females who attempted to escape from a police checkpoint died after an officer fired two shots at the car in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City yesterday, April 25. Police stopped an Audi SUV driven by a 29-year-old woman named Lin at a roadside checkpoint on Zhonggang East Road at around 10:00 pm. Traveling with Ms Lin was 30-year-old woman, also named Lin, but unrelated. Both women wound down their windows and cooperated with police until, a license

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Landfill fire spreads pollution over Greater Taipei Districts

A fire at a landfill site in New Taipei City’s Bali District has been burning for more than 30 hours, and foul-smelling smoke has been reported as far away as Zhonghe District. The fire was first reported at the New Taipei City Environmental Protection Bureau landfill site at 7:00 am yesterday, and although flames have been doused, the pile of garbage continues to smolder this afternoon, March 1. Residents of Luzhou, Linkou, Wanhua, Banqiao, Yonghe, and Zhonghe districts have reported

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Man critically injured after woman falls from 11th floor

A man remains in a critical condition today after a woman fell from her 11th floor residence and landed on him as he was walking on the sidewalk with his wife and child in Shulin District, New Taipei City, yesterday evening, February 5. According to the police investigation, a 66-year-old woman fell from her apartment on the 11th floor of a building in Taiyuan Street at around 8:00 pm. A 45-year-old man named Wu was passing by at the time,

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