4 people rescued after car lands on house roof

Residents of a house in a mountainous district of Tainan City probably thought it was a little early for Santa to arrive when they found a car parked on their roof today, October 11. The Tainan City Fire Department received a report shortly after 2:00 pm that a car with four occupants had slipped over a slope and landed on the roof of a house in Nanxi District. The Fire department dispatched five vehicles and 10 personnel from stations in

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Truck crash blocks freeway in both directions: compact car narrowly avoids destruction

A truck accident on National Highway One in Tainan City blocked traffic in both directions this afternoon, and dashcam footage showed one driver narrowly escape being hit by a flying axle and wheel set. At around 2:00 pm the driver of a semitrailer carrying scrap metal lost control of his vehicle due to a left front tire blowout at the 331 kilometer mark. The truck veered into the central traffic divider, leaving the trailer tipped over, and the cab in

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Suspect in biggest cash heist in Taiwan history arrested after 12 years on the run

Police in Tainan City arrested a man today, September 15, in connection with an armed robbery in 2009 which went down in history as the largest cash theft case in Taiwan’s history. On November 23, 2009, Huang Jiangzheng and five other men intercepted a gold dealer, named Tsai, outside a watch and jewelry store at the intersection of Jiankang Road and Ximen Road in Tainan City. Huang and his accomplices robbed Tsai of NT$77.36 million in cash that Tsai had

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Cops mull fine after cyclist hits 130 kph on jet-powered bicycle in Tainan City

A resident of Tainan City fitted a bicycle with a jet engine, and received a visit from police after a video of him reaching 130 kilometers per hour on the improvised vehicle spread on social media. Mr Wang said that it was his childhood dream to have a remote controlled aircraft, but he didn’t have the financial resources until he grew up. Recently, he came up with the idea of installing a remote control model aircraft jet engine on a

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Nice save! Scooter couple still standing after high-speed hit by runaway truck wheel

A couple riding a scooter in Tainan City not only survived being hit by a spare wheel that fell off a truck, but managed to stay on their feet after the scooter went down, yesterday, August 28. A 22-year-old man named Zhang was carrying a female pillion passenger on Renai Street in Yongkang District at around 2:00 pm, when the spare wheel of a light truck travelling in the opposite direction suddenly became detached, and bounced into oncoming traffic lanes,

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Police officer back on duty after post-vax tug of war with death

A police officer in Tainan City thanked his “police family” for supporting him during a nearly one-month stay in hospital being treated for life- threatening blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. Su Yanhui, 52, was back at work as Director of Kunyang Police Station, and expressed his thanks at forum held for Tainan City police yesterday, August 11. Su was hospitalized June 21 after developing discomfort on the evening of June 20, just six days after being vaccinated.

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Big wave hits joggers on Tainan City coast leaving one dead, one injured

One man died, and one was injured, after a large wave knocked over three people jogging along a sea wall near the entrance of Anping Harbor this morning. According to reports, three men named Lee, Lin, and Chiu met at the Anping Port North Dike for an early morning run. At around 7:00 am, a large wave suddenly surged over the seawall, knocking the men off their feet. Lin, 53, suffered head injuries, and Lee had injuries to his legs.

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Tesla fire in Tainan City took 20 tons of water, 1 hour to extinguish

Firefighters in Tainan City used an estimated 20 tons of water to fight a fire after a Tesla electric car caught fire following a crash in Tainan City last week, according to the Tainan City Fire Bureau. Captain Chiu Yuan-ming (邱淵明) said that normally around three tons of water is required to extinguish an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle fire. However, much more water is required to extinguish an electric vehicle fire. According to the traffic police investigation, the 43-year-old

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3 dead after two cars collide and burst into flames in Tainan City

Firefighters found the remains of three people after extinguishing fires that consumed two cars after a collision in Tainan City early this morning, June 3. Police and firefighters rushed to the scene of the accident at the intersection of Tiajiang Boulevard and Haidian Road at 4:10 am to find two cars consumed by flames. One vehicle was a McLaren 570S sports car, and the other a Mazda SUV. The driver of the McLaren is believed to be a 29-year-old man

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Police prepare for massive gangster funeral: officer criticized for mobster-friendly Facebook post

Police in Tainan City are preparing to deploy more than 500 officers in what may be the largest deployment of police for a gang-boss’ funeral, but one officer today faced criticism for a post he made to Facebook that appeared a little too friendly toward the deceased. Chen Jianwen, 51, was gunned down in an execution-style killing by a former junior associate February 23 in what Tainan Police Department Commissioner Fang Yeang-ning (方仰寧) said was a result of infighting among

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“Mother of Satan” bomber commits suicide in Tainan Detention Center

A man dubbed by Taiwan media as the “Mother of Satan” bomber died of suspected suicide in the Tainan Detention Center two days ago, and an autopsy was carried out on his body today, February 23. Wu Fu-hong, 49, was found dead in his bed in a cell of the detention center Sunday morning. Wu had a cord wrapped around his neck, and his mouth and nose were stuffed with tissue, and taped up, according to reports. Detention center staff

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