Lamborghini, fuel tanker destroyed: drivers survive head on collision

Two people were injured after the driver of a Lamborghini crossed over the double yellow center line on a highway in southern Taiwan, and crashed head-on into a fuel tanker. At around 8:00am this morning, March 31, the driver of a brand-new Lamborghini, recently imported into Taiwan, and still bearing temporary license plates, crossed the center line on a blind bend on Provincial Highway 9 in Pingtung County. The Lamborghini hit a China Petroleum Company (CPC) tanker head-on, causing the

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Construction boss fakes traffic accident to cover-up fatal industrial accident

A construction site foreman and four workers have been charged after police found that they had faked a traffic accident to cover-up a fatal industrial accident. Police in Pingtung County’s Neipu Township received a report about a scooter accident outside the construction site at around 10:00am, Thursday, March 14. However, when officers arrived at the scene, the “scooter rider” had already been taken to hospital in the construction site foreman’s car. A damaged scooter lay beside a utility pole. The

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Multiple Shootings in Pingtung County may be Related: Police

A man turned himself in and handed over an assault rifle, magazines, and ammunition today after 22 shots were fired at the gate of a house in Kanding Township, Pingtung County in the early hours of the morning, December 11. It is the third shooting incident in the area to be reported in the last three weeks. Police received a report that shots had been fired at around 2:00am this morning. Investigators found 17 bullet holes in the gate of

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Man Who Harbored Murder Suspect Claims Innocence because Media Hides Suspect Faces

A homeowner who allowed a man suspected to have shot a young soldier to death in Pingtung County claimed that he didn’t know the man was the suspect killer because news media blurred the face of the suspect in TV news reports. Hong Weizhi was arrested during a raid on a residence in Shanhua township, Tainan, at around 6:00am this morning, June 6. When the suspect was rudely awoken from his sleep, he shouted: “I surrender, I surrender. Please don’t

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Kenting Beach Contaminated by Sewage Sludge

The waters of Nanwan Beach in Pingtung County’s Hengchun Township turned black this morning after sewage sludge was accidentally released from a sewage treatment plant. Beach-goers said that the water suddenly turned black and smelly at around 11:00am today, May 1. Surfers reported suffering from itchiness all over their bodies after being caught in the stinky slick. Liberty Times reported that foreign tourists remained unaware of the problem and continued to swim in the surf zone. Personnel from Pingtung County

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Military Drone Crashes Beside Elementary School

An unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to the Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Unit crashed and burned in grassland next to an elementary school in Pingtung County this morning. No injuries were reported. Students and teachers of the Pinghe campus of WuTan Elementary School in Taiwu Township were alerted to the sound of a crash and explosion at around 11:00am. Witnesses reported a fireball seen on the slope around 100 meters from the campus. Firefighters extinguished a fire caused by the crash. Naval

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Suspects Who Fired Assault Rifles During Extortion Attempt Arrested

Six members of a criminal gang who attempted to extort half a million Taiwan Dollars from a business in Pingtung County were arrested by a police task force Monday evening, January 8. Shortly after midnight, Friday, January 5, a gang of armed men stormed into a “health spa” in Hengchun Township. Two of the men were brandishing military assault rifles, which they pointed at management and staff members, ordering them to sit down before telling them they had come to

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Self-taught Gunsmith Arrested for Firearms and Drugs

A man in Pingtung was arrested after a police raid on his home firearms workshop in the early hours of the morning November 12. Although the raid occurred several days ago, media reports appeared today, November 15, the day after a man in Pingtung City was shot down on the street in broad daylight. Criminal investigation officers held the 45 year-old suspect under surveillance for several days before raiding his residence while he was asleep. Officers wanted to avoid a

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Man Shot on the Street in Broad Daylight

A man riding a scooter was shot 3 times by another man on a motorcycle in Pingtung City at around noon today, November 14. The 21 year-old victim named Lee (李) who suffered three bullet wounds to his right thigh and lower leg, fell off his scooter wailing in pain and calling for help as the assailant calmly rode away from the scene of the shooting on Zhonghua Road. A witness who rushed the the victim’s aid said the man

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Eight Months Prison for NT$87 Snatch & Grab

A man in Pingtung County was sentenced to 8 months in prison after being convicted of stealing NT$87 from a busker at a Pingtung night market earlier this year. On June 2, at around 8:00pm, a 58 year-old ukulele player named Shia was performing at the night market and had accumulated NT$87 in his bowl, when a thief suddenly snatched the bowl and ran. Mr Shia chased the thief, 40 year-old Hung, and caught up with him on a street

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Off Road Park Closed After 2 Year-old Killed in Rollover Accident: Driver Charged

An off road experience park in Manzhou Township, Pingtung County, was temporarily closed while local authorities undertake a comprehensive review of operating practices and regulations, after a fatal accident left a 2 year-old girl dead and 3 family members injured in a roll-over accident yesterday. The driver of the jeep, Mr Zhang, who has 10 years driving jeeps at the park, has been charged with negligent homicide. At around 11:00am Sunday morning, September 10, the Chen family were enjoying the

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