Nine injured in Taichung City restaurant gas explosion

Nine people were injured after a gas explosion in a beef noodle restaurant in Taichung City this evening, June 23. Shortly before 6:00 pm, two explosions blasted the restaurant near the intersection of Fenghe and Liming Roads in Nantun District, sending shards of glass across the road, injuring staff, customers, people passing by on the street, and even injuring one person at another noodle restaurant on the other side of the road. The Taichung City fire bureau received reports of

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Man suffers electric shock after climbing onto train roof

A 26-year-old man suffered burn injuries to his lower body, after he clambered onto the roof of a train and came into contact with overhead power lines at Wuri Station in Taichung City, yesterday, February 3. A train conductor was called to one of the train carriages shortly before the incident at around 1:15 pm, after receiving a complaint that a man was harassing passengers on the local commuter train. The offending passenger, named Wu, alighted from the train after

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Woman survives level crossing accident with minor injuries: TRA admits equipment fault

Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) issued a press release this morning, November 24, in which it apologized for an accident that occurred on a level crossing in Taichung City on Friday night, citing faulty equipment as a causal factor. At 9:35pm, November 22, a woman named Lin, 45, was driving her silver sedan across a level crossing between Xinwuri and Cheng-gong stations when a limited-express train slammed into the vehicle. While the car was almost completely destroyed, Ms Lin suffered no

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College student sentenced to 15-year prison term for picking up drug package

A fourth-year college student was sentenced to a 15 years and two months prison term for picking up a package of heroin on behalf of another man in Taichung City two years ago. According to reports, the 24-year-old man named Lin met a man nicknamed King Dinosaur (real name Chen, 38) at a nightclub in Taichung City in August 2017. Realizing Lin was short of money, Chen offered him an easy way of earning cash, by obtaining mobile phones from

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Suspect arrested after mother and baby twins found dead in Taichung City

A man was arrested at an Internet Cafe in Changhua County today, suspected of being involved in the death of a woman and two babies who were found in an apartment in Taichung City yesterday, November 7. Firefighters broke into the apartment on Guanfu Road in Taichung City’s Central District at around 6:30pm yesterday evening, after residents reported a bad smell emanating from the apartment. The firefighters found a woman and her two baby twins wrapped in quilts, and obviously

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Gunman believed to have killed himself after cops block escape

A man is suspected to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot after a 4 hour chase ended with his car surrounded in Nantou County last night, July 28. At around 6:00pm yesterday, a man driving a white Mercedes Benz SUV pulled up outside a residence in Xinping Street, Taiping District, Taichung City, and fired three shots at the garage door. Police investigating the incident identified the driver of the car as a 32-year-old man named Lai, with previous convictions for

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Police seeking man suspected of dragging dog to death

Police in Taichung City are investigating a case of animal abuse after a stray dog was dragged behind a scooter until it died in Da’an District two months ago. The Taichung City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office began an investigation April 17 after a dog was found dead of severe injuries in an unpopulated area near the seawall. Animal protection officers investigating at the scene found a trail of blood extending 1.1 kilometers along the road. The dog’s remains

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Vigilantes clash with police over suspected child abuse case in Taichung City

Police arrested several people who clashed with police and trespassed on a property in Taichung City last night, after a mob of around 500 people gathered to demand the arrest and detention of a woman suspected to have inflicted severe physical abuse on a child in her care. Friday morning, June 21, a one-year-old girl was sent to hospital suffering intracranial hemorrhage, a fractured arm, and severe bruising on her head, chest, and back. The babysitter, Ms Guo, who had

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Tourism Bureau warns hikers to take care after large cobra spotted in Taichung

The Taichung City Municipal Tourism Bureau warned hikers to take precautions after a very large cobra was spotted on a trail on Dakeng Mountain last week. The tourism bureau published pictures and a video of the snake to its Facebook page a few days ago, urging people not to panic if they see a snake, and not to provoke them. According to a Liberty Times report, an unidentified religious group released snakes in the area a few years ago, and

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One dead, two injured after execution-style shooting in Taichung City restaurant

One man died after being shot multiple times, and two bystanders were injured, after two men stormed into a tea-house in Taichung City armed with a rifle and a pistol, and fired a total of 26 shots at the deceased. Shortly before noon, today, police received reports of a shooting at a tea-house on Zhongshan Road in Shalu District. Arriving at the scene, police were greeted by bullet casings scattered inside and outside the restaurant. Inside the restaurant lay a

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3 injured after bus sandwiched between two trucks

Three people suffered non life-threatening injuries after a truck crashed into the back of a bus, pushing it into another truck, in Taichung City, today, April 23. Fortunately, the bus was not carrying any passengers at the time. The electric bus was on Xiang-shang Road at the intersection of Baoning Road in Shalu District when a cargo truck crashed into the rear at around 9:30am. The impact of the crash caused the bus to then crash into the back of

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