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Photos show collapsed second-floor brick wall in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A brick wall on the second floor of an old building in Taichung’s East District collapsed and crushed a car parked below at around noon on Monday (March 28). CNA ...

Injured Taiwanese hiker airlifted off Xueshan after spending two nights in tent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 33-year-old man was airlifted off of Xueshan (Snow Mountain) to Dongshi Township in Taichung City and sent to a local hospital on Tuesday (Feb. 15), two days after he wa...

Air Force soldier allegedly kills sons in central Taiwan, attempts suicide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Air Force service member surnamed Hsiao (蕭) allegedly killed his two toddlers in an apartment in Taichung City early Sunday morning (Feb. 13) and then made an attempt o...

Taiwanese firefighter delivers own daughter with help from colleagues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When a woman suddenly went into labor on Saturday morning (Feb. 5) in Taichung, her firefighter husband had to deliver the baby using his emergency medical skills. Libe...

Central Taiwan couple saved from carbon monoxide poisoning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taichung woman and her boyfriend were rescued just in time on Monday (Jan. 10) after she called the fire department about symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. At ar...

Body of mountaineer airlifted off Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of Taoyuan City Government employee Lee Ming-hao (李銘豪), who perished during a solo climb up Zhongyangjianshan in central Taiwan on Dec. 12, was successfully airli...

Taiwan hiker bitten by Thai spitting cobra

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has undergone two surgeries after being bitten by a Thai spitting cobra in a mountainous area of Taichung, prompting fears among experts that the highly venomous sna...

Remains of missing hiker found in central Taiwan reservoir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The remains of a hiker surnamed Lee (李) who was taken by currents while crossing a river on a hike in central Taiwan on Oct. 11 were found in the Deji Reservoir on Sunday ...

2 firefighters die in factory fire in Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two firefighters perished while battling a blaze early Thursday morning (Oct. 3) at a factory in western Taiwan's Taichung City. At 1:45 a.m. the Taichung City Fire...

Taiwan earthquake hero dog off to world rescue championship

A five-year-old golden Labrador that helped save lives in the aftermath of a deadly magnitude 6 earthquake in Hualien last year is heading to France with his trainer to compete in the annual World Cha...

A family of five escapes death after a falling rock crushed their SUV in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan)—A family of five, including a baby, got the best out of the worst situation they could have encountered on Sunday when they escaped death after their SUV was hit and badly crushe...

Rescue dog hailed as a hero in Taiwan’s Hualien quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tie-hsiung, the sergeant of rescue dog squad belonging to the Taichung Fire Bureau has been hailed a hero after finding earthquake survivors trapped in partially collapsed buil...

Woman dies while climbing Pintian Mountain in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A woman died on Sunday after allegedly beginning to suffer from hypothermia and acute mountain sickness (AMS) on Friday when her team was climbing Pintian Mountain in centra...