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Fires break out in New Taipei City, Miaoli County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— A fire broke out in an office building in New Taipei City’s Xizhi District, while another fire struck a commercial building in Miaoli County on Saturday morning (Oct....

New Taipei teen sets fire to apartment, locks family on balcony over video games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teenager on Monday (Sept. 27) allegedly set his apartment on fire and locked his family out on the balcony after arguing with his parents over the amount of time he spen...

Videos show flooding in Taipei due to tropical storm, plum rains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Videos have surfaced on social media showing flooding in Taipei's Xinyi District on Friday afternoon (June 4) as plum rains combined with Tropical Storm Choi-wan to in...

36-year-old man could be Taiwan's youngest COVID death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 36-year-old man, whose immediate family members also had COVID-19, appears to be the youngest person to die from the disease in Taiwan. The New Taipei City Fire Depar...

9 die in Taipei, New Taipei as cold air mass strikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine people died in Taipei and New Taipei on Sunday and Monday (March 21-22) as a cold air mass blew in from the north. On Sunday, a cold air mass struck the country, s...

Fire breaks out in Taipei quarantine hotel, 51 evacuated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire broke out in a quarantine hotel in Taipei early Friday morning (March 19), leading to the evacuation of 51 quarantined travelers and raising concerns that firefight...

Retired rescue dog looking for new home in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Rush," a Belgian Tervuren that recently retired from the Taipei City Fire Department, is looking for a new home, and people who are interested can apply for ado...

Woman dies after falling from Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station

A woman died after falling from the Taipei Zoo Station of the Maokong Gondola line Saturday morning. According to the Taipei City Fire Department, it received an emergency call at around 11:48 a.m....

Taipei City Government official suspected of taking bribes found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City Government official being investigated for allegedly taking bribes from stores in exchange for favorable inspection reports of their facilities was found dea...

KTV chain locations suspended for failing inspections after deadly Taipei fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a deadly fire broke out at a KTV parlor, claiming five lives, four of the popular chain's Taipei locations have been suspended after failing fire safety inspecti...

Taipei mayor orders suspension of KTV parlor after deadly fire

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) ordered the suspension of a KTV parlor and instructed utmost efforts to treat the injured after inspecting the scene of a deadly fire Sunday. There is no need to jump t...

Sprinklers, alarms turned off before Taipei KTV fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a fire in a KTV bar claimed the lives of five and injured 54 others in central Taipei on Sunday (April 26), three employees have been arrested after fire protection ...

Fire in Taipei KTV kills five, leaves two in critical condition

17:00 Update: The Taipei City Fire Department said the fire alarm and the automatic sprinkler system had been turned off when the accident took place, and the fire should be treated as a serious ca...

Virtual reality applied in earthquake education in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A virtual reality escape game has been set up at the Fire Safety Museum in Taipei to teach visitors how to respond to disasters during simulated earthquakes. The aim of...

Rock jumper rescued after being hit by another at Taiwan's Longdong Bay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A New Taipei City resident surnamed Hsu (許) was rescued by the coast guard and transported to a local hospital for treatment on Saturday (July 20) after he was hit by a person ...