Overturned tanker spills sulfuric acid on coastal highway

Chemical cleanup units have been dispatched from Keelung City and New Taipei City after a tanker carrying sulfuric acid overturned while negotiating a bend on the coastal highway in Ruifang District. According to traffic police, the tanker driven by a 47-year-old man named Liao veered into oncoming traffic lanes and overturned at around 6:30 am this morning at the 79.7 kilometer mark. The driver was not injured in the accident, and managed to climb out of the vehicle on his

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Migrant worker who threw elderly woman off bridge after scooter accident sentenced to 6-year prison term

A Vietnamese migrant worker who accidentally hit an elderly woman while riding a scooter in Ruifang District, New Taipei City, then threw her off a bridge to conceal evidence, was sentenced to a 6-year term in prison for attempted murder after an appeal to the Taiwan High Court. On Christmas Eve, 2019, the 33-year-old factory worker named Nguyen, riding a scooter, accidentally hit 79-year-old Ms Du as she was walking across Fenglin Bridge, in Ruifang District. Nguyen, then picked the

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Boulder flattens car and crashes into house in New Taipei City

A man was treated for bruising and fractured ribs after a boulder landed on his car then crashed into his house in Ruifang District, New Taipei City this evening, December 21. Mr Hsu, the owner of the car, and sheet-metal house, was indoors when the boulder suddenly fell from a slope above the property at around 7:00 pm. Fire Bureau paramedics gave Hsu first aid at the scene before sending him to Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Heavy rain and

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Three men shot and wounded in Ruifang District

Three men were shot and injured after an altercation at a karaoke bar in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District late last night, June 9. The three men, named Tu, 47, Lian, 54, and Cao, 25, left the karaoke bar after a dispute broke out with a group of ten men. After arriving at a friends house, the group of men turned up in two cars, and at least one gunman fired at least 13 shots into the glass-fronted living room

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Armed robbers arrested after fleeing at the sight of blood

Two men were arrested today after an attempted armed robbery of a taxi driver in Shuangxi District, New Taipei City in the early hours of the morning. Two unemployed residents of the rural Ruifang and Shuangxi districts, a 25-year-old man named Huang, and a 27-year-old named Lin, hatched a plan to obtain some money to tide them over the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays. At around midnight last night, Huang hailed a taxi at the Ruifang train station and asked

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