Car Crushed by Excavator burns in case of Spontaneous Combustion

A car that was crushed by an excavator during a dispute at a construction site in Tainan City the other day, was destroyed by fire last night in what police say was a case of spontaneous combustion. At around 1:40pm, Tuesday afternoon, October 9, a group of men believed to be associated with a waste soil dumping business parked three cars, blocking the entrance to the construction site on Wenping Road in Anping District. A 25 year-old man named Chen

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Speedster Sets Fire to Speed Camera to Destroy Evidence

A man was arrested in Tainan City yesterday, after a speed camera was set on fire earlier this week. At around 2:00am, Monday, October 1, firefighters in Tainan City responded to a report that a speed camera was on fire on Yongcheng Road. After the fire was extinguished a preliminary investigation determined that the fire had been deliberately lit. Police investigators accessed roadside traffic camera footage which showed a man putting tires under the camera, soaking them in gasoline, and

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4 Year-old Dead after Drug Driver hits Scooter

A four year-old girl was killed instantly in Tainan City yesterday after a driver high on ketamine slammed into a scooter, running over the girl, and dragging her mother for 10 meters. At around 6:00pm, August 2, a driver named Guo, 25, approached an intersection on Wencheng Road without slowing down, and hit a scooter ridden by a woman named Su, 42. Su’s four year-old daughter flew off the scooter and was run over by the SUV. The girl’s helmet

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Debt Collector Shot and Killed in Tainan City

A man who showed up to a property in Tainan City armed with baseball bats, to menace a debtor, died after he was shot 10 times by the debtor. The 36 year old man named Chen pulled up outside a privately owned shrine in Annan District in the early hours of the morning with accomplices. The men were armed with baseball bats, and apparently intended to menace the 41 year-old owner of the shrine, Mr Huang. However, Huang picked up

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Tenant Arrested for Murder of Landlord

A man in Tainan City is believed to have killed his landlord over a dispute over rent yesterday, Sunday, March 18. Police arrested a man in Xinhua District of Tainan City after 60 year-old Mr Yu was reported missing by his family. Mr Yu’s body was later found in a field beside an isolated mountain road in Guanmiao Township. A 20 year-old man named Chen confessed to the murder, telling police that he had been dissatisfied at Yu’s attempts to

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Toddler Hurt After Drunk Mum Crashes Scooter

[Picture: United Daily News] A two year-old child received first aid treatment from concerned bystanders after his very drunk mother lost her balance and crashed her scooter in Tainan City today, December 1. Ms Gao (高) was riding a scooter on Yongda Road in Yongkang District when she suddenly toppled over and crashed the scooter, leaving the two year-old pinned beneath it. The child suffered from multiple abrasions and was bleeding from cuts to his forehead. A witness to the

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Japanese Tourists Terrified by Drag Racing, Red Light Burning Taxi Driver

A long-term Japanese resident in Tainan city felt embarrassed yesterday, after a taxi he hired for his two Japanese guests sped through narrow downtown streets and ran red lights. The taxi driver then attempted to overcharge his clients, claiming status as an expert driver. Nozaki Takao, owner of the Mr Ramen chain of restaurants, took his guests to a night-market in Tainan City last night, then hailed a taxi to take his guests back to their hotel. The taxi driver

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51 Shots Fired into House: Police Search for Gunman

At around 8:45am this morning in Tainan City, a man got out of a taxi, fired 51 shots into the garage door of a high-end residence, then entered another cab and fled. Police who arrived at the scene in Anping District recovered 51 bullet shells and 2 rounds of live ammunition scattered on the road. Fortunately, nobody was harmed in the incident as the residents were asleep on the third floor at the time, and the first floor only housed

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7 Injured in Tainan City Bus Crash

[Cover picture: UDN] Six passengers suffered minor injuries, and the driver was seriously injured, when a bus crashed into a steel column in Tainan City’s Xinying District today. It is suspected the driver suffered a heart attack before the accident. At around 7:30am this morning, a Tainan City Bus veered across the center line into the path of oncoming traffic, mounted the sidewalk, knocked down a light pole and a fire hydrant, then slammed into the steel columns outside the

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Tainan City Calls Emergency Stop Work/Class Due to Flooding

Tainan City Government this morning called an emergency stop work and class order after torrential rains brought by Typhoon Haitang caused extensive flooding around the city. As of 3:00am this morning, July 31, 436 people have been evacuated from flood-prone homes in 11 districts of Tainan. The mayor called the emergency stop work and class order at 6:25am. Stop work and class orders are usually issued the previous evening ahead of typhoon related weather events, however, Tainan City last night

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1 Dead, 6 Injured After Truck Plows into Cars

Update: 3:17pm: 2 dead, 3 injured One person died and four were hospitalized after a truck plowed into cars on the National Highway in Tainan this morning. Tainan City Fire Bureau received a report of the accident at 7:56am. Six ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the crash. Highway Police said the deceased, a driver named Lin, died at the scene due to severe head injuries. Three males and one female were rushed to hospital with two described as

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