3 Injured in Taichung City Gas Explosion

Three employees suffered burn injuries after a gas explosion and fire destroyed a food processing shop in Taichung City this morning. At around 5:00am, an explosion was heard in Jianxin Street in the eastern district. Witnesses at the scene reported multiple explosions. Firefighters rushed to the scene to find the shop engulfed in flames and 6 people trapped on the top floor of the three-storey building. Four male employees were working in the shop at the time of the explosion,

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1 Dead and 2 Injured in Dental Clinic Knife Attack

A dentist died and two nurses were injured, one critically, after a man entered a dental clinic in Taichung city and attacked them with a knife this afternoon, May 24. Shortly after the clinic opened at 2:00pm, a 33 year-old man named Lai, whose sister worked at the clinic as a dental assistant, entered the clinic seeking his sister so he could borrow NT$1,000. The nursing staff, who were forewarned by the man’s sister, told the woman to hide and

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Paratrooper in Critical Condition after Chutes Fail to Open

A 26 year-old soldier remains in a critical condition this evening after his parachute failed to open during a jump early this morning, May 17. Commander Chin Liang-feng of the Taiwan ROC Army’s Aviation and Special Forces Command jumped from a C-130 airplane at 1,300 feet, during a practice session for the upcoming Han Kuang military exercises, at around 6:00am this morning, over the Chingchuankang Air Force Base in Taichung City. Chin’s main chute failed to open completely, sending the

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Vietjet Air Launches Direct Flights between Taichung and Hanoi

From June 22, Vietjet Air will offer direct flights between Taichung and Hanoi 5 times per week, the company announced today. The new route is designed to meet increasing demand from travelers, and promote trade and regional integration, the company said. Flights will operate daily except Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing Taichung at 5.30pm and arriving in Hanoi at 7:20pm. Flights from Hanoi will depart at 1:00pm and arrive in Taichung at 4:30pm. The Hanoi-Taichung route is the 7th route between

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BMW Mounts Mazda in Taichung City

A driver hit a police patrol car before crashing into another car on an expressway in Taichung City last night, Friday, April 13. Police had originally been called to the scene of an accident when a man named Luo, who was found to have a breath alcohol level of 0.61mg/l, crashed into the outer traffic barrier. A police patrol car with flashing lights was parked behind the crashed vehicle, while a police officer positioned himself around 75 meters behind the

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Suspect Arrested After Cops Shoot at Tires

Police detectives in Taichung City shot at the back tires of a suspect vehicle before arresting a suspect wanted on charges relating to trading in firearms and drugs. Detectives investigating the case observed that the 36 year-old man named Zhou, had a regular pattern of movement. Late yesterday afternoon, the detectives proceeded to Longjing District, where Zhou appeared on schedule, driving a stolen car. Zhou parked his car, and police waited until a large truck stopped at a red light,

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Fly Direct Taichung to Tokyo Daily from June

Mandarin Airlines announced today that daily flights from Taichung International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita Airport will be launched June 14. The new route means that residents in central Taiwan will not have to travel to Taipei Taoyuan International Airport for flights to Tokyo. The Taichung-Tokyo flight AE266 will take off daily at 7:30am Taiwan time and reach Tokyo at 12:00 noon Japan time: a flying time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. The return flight will depart Tokyo Narita at

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3 Dead and 1 Injured After Residential Fire in Cluttered House

[Pictures: Taichung Fire Bureau.] Two men and one woman died in a fire in Taichung City this morning, and another woman suffered burns to 45% of her body. The dead were found on the second floor, which firefighters said was filled with piles of clutter and books. The dead were two males surnamed Huang, 33, and 70 years-old, and a woman named Su, 32 years-old. A 65 year-old woman named Lin managed to escape but suffered burns to her upper

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Bus Driver Shows Reckless Disregard for Public Safety

A bus driver in Taichung City was recorded crossing double yellow lines and charging through a red light to make a left turn, January 27. At around 9:00 pm, the day before yesterday, the bus owned by Geya Bus Transportation Company overtook cars by traveling down the wrong side of the road for a distance of about 100 meters before charging through a light that had just turned red. The bus driver was identified as Mr Chen in an Apple

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Police Fire 8 Shots in Arrest of Drugs and Guns Trafficker

A suspect in Changhua County abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot after officers attempted to make an arrest. Police fired 8 shots as they chased the man through residential properties and fields, before the suspect finally surrendered. A military assault rifle was seized in the investigation. Mr Hong, 53, used a mobile food truck as a front for trading in drugs and firearms, police told media at a press conference in Taichung this morning. Hong traveled around Taichung, Changhua,

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Woman Survives Fall from 15th Floor

[Picture: United Daily News] A woman in Taichung City survived a fall from the 15th floor, after jumping off a balcony, and landing on a sheet-metal roof at the 3rd floor level. The 35 year-old woman named Hsieh, was drinking with her 30 year-old boyfriend at around noon today when she apparently began to question him as to whether or not he had a mistress. An argument ensued, during which Ms Hsieh attempted to jump off the 15th floor balcony.

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