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Rockslides, falling shelves reported after twin quakes strike eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Key highways in eastern Taiwan were hit by rockslides, and residents reported falling bookshelves after magnitude 5.8 and 6.2 earthquakes struck the region Sunday night (A...

Photo of doctor comforting child after Taiwan’s train accident warms hearts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A doctor was photographed holding a child in his arms at the scene of Friday’s (April 2) train wreck shortly after it transpired, warming hearts in Taiwan during thi...

Man dies while climbing eastern Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 29-year-old man from Taoyuan City died on Sunday (Dec. 13) after falling into a ravine while climbing Pingfeng Mountain in Hualien County. The Hualien County Fire Dep...

Residents in Taiwan’s Hualien urged to install smoke alarms as home fires increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien County Fire Department on Monday (Sept. 14) urged residents to install smoke alarms, as the county saw more than 70 home fires from January to August this year...

Dongdamen Night Market in E. Taiwan has yet another fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A blaze broke out in eastern Taiwan's biggest night market just four months after the market had been struck by another fire. A fire started on Aborigine Street in ...

Video shows night market fire burn down 50 stalls prior to Han rally in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A massive fire broke out in eastern Taiwan's biggest night market less than a week before Kaohsiung Mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was scheduled to hold ...

Fire department in Taiwan's Hualien makes the most of donated pickup truck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A four-wheel drive pickup truck donated to Hualien County Fire Department by a businessman has been put to good use during its first month in commission, Central News Agency (C...

Instructor dead, Chinese tourist injured after parachute hits power line in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tragedy struck on the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday early this morning when a tandem skydiving instructor was killed and his Chinese student was injured after their pa...

NT$1 million up in smoke after firefighters sent to wrong town in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a fire was reported at an establishment in one township of Hualien County yesterday evening (June 19), firefighters were accidentally dispatched to the wrong location wit...

Last of the earthquake victims' bodies recovered in Hualien, Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The last two bodies of people killed in the magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Hualien on Feb. 6 were finally recovered Sunday from the rubble of a collapsed building that is being razed to t...

Three mountaineers receive unprecedented fines totaling NT$180,000

Taipei, Oct. 17 -- Three mountaineers received unprecedented fines totaling NT$180,000 (US$5,960) for not abiding by rules regulating mountaineering activities in Hualien, local fire department offici...

Japanese cyclist, 2 others, hit by falling rocks in Taroko National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three people were hit by falling rocks in Hualien’s Taroko National Park near the Tunnel of Nine Turns (九曲洞) Saturday afternoon, leaving a Japanese cyclist in a seri...

Climber retreating from mountain killed after falling into ravine

A 33-year-old male climber was killed Saturday after he fell into a mountain ravine in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County on Saturday, while his climbing team was rushing to leave the area before Typ...

Mountaineer suffering broken leg waits to be airlifted out of treacherous mountains in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A rescue team set out on Thursday for a mission to search and rescue a mountaineer who became trapped in high mountains with a broken leg and no food to eat after a 30-day expedi...