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11 sent to hospital after hornet attack in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two tourists in their 60s were rushed to the hospital suffering from cardiac arrest and breathing complications after being attacked by a swarm of hornets in Taitung Count...

Classroom fight in east Taiwan sees 9 students injured by pepper spray

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An argument between students at a vocational school in Taitung led to the discharge of pepper spray, sending nine students to nearby hospitals on Thursday (Nov. 2). The...

Search underway for man swept out to sea by large waves in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A search is underway for a man who was swept out to sea off the coast of Taitung on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 3). The Taitung fire department said a man in his forties w...

Respected Indigenous artist drowns at sea in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A celebrated Amis artist Lafin Sawmah, 40 years old, died tragically after being swept out to sea while fishing with friends on Friday (June 23). A search party was cal...

Taiwan environmentalists suspicious over wetland fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung’s Zhiben Wetlands caught fire late Sunday afternoon (March 26), burning into the night, fueled by strong winds, spreading over an area of five hectares per U...

Helicopter rescues injured climber in Taiwan's Taitung County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A climber in Taitung’s Haiduan Township suffered a knee injury requiring a two-day rescue effort, ultimately involving helicopter transport to a nearby hospital on M...

Fire breaks out at landfill in Taiwan’s Taitung City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire broke out at a landfill near Taitung City in the early hours of Sunday morning (Feb. 26). Fueled by strong winds, the fire burned out of control with thick black...

Two men allegedly swept away while river tracing in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a river tracing trip to Taitung’s Lulu Hot Springs, two men surnamed Hsu (許) and Lo (羅) were reportedly swept away, while a third, surnamed Tu (杜), suffered l...