4th camper found dead after floodgate glitch in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of the last missing camper after a deadly flash flood on Sunday (Sept. 13) was found Monday morning (Sept.14), and an employee of state-run Taipower Co. is being ...

Taiwan saw record number of drowning cases last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In 2019, Taiwan recorded its highest number of drowning accidents ever, according to data released Sunday (Sept. 6) by the Fire Department of the Ministry of the Interior....

4 men drown after taxi falls off pier in C. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four men perished when a taxi accidentally drove off a pier in Taichung early on Wednesday morning (July 15). At 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Taichung Habor Fire Br...

Video shows Chinese man swept away by floodwaters within 6 seconds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rain and massive flooding continues to ravage much of southern China, video surfaced on Thursday (July 9) showing a Chinese man being swept away by churning ...

Taiwan police investigate relatives after teenager drowns in bathtub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police in New Taipei City are investigating the relatives of a 15-year-old boy who drowned after being forced to sit in a full bathtub, reports said Wednesday (August 7). ...

Malaysian man declared brain dead after incident off Taiwan’s Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The young Malaysian man who lost consciousness after jumping into the water off Orchid Island last weekend was declared brain dead Tuesday (August 6). Relatives visitin...

Taiwanese man drowns in Okinawa trying to save his daughter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man drowned near the Japanese island of Okinawa Monday (July 8) while trying to save his daughter, according to Japanese media. The unnamed man, aged 43, ha...

Two college students drown at Shenshen Waterfall in Taiwan’s Pingtung County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two college students died after being rushed to local hospitals after drowning in the pool under Shenshen waterfall (神山瀑布) in Wutai Township in Taiwan’s southern cou...

Dead female Tamkang University student found next to drunk teen in Taipei park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The body of a female Tamkang University student was found lying facedown in a ditch in a riverside park in Taipei's Shilin District this morning, and a drunk 16-year-old bo...

Drowning of athlete in Kaohsiung Aihe Ironman Triathlon revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On March 3, a man drowned while competing in the swimming phase of the Kaohsiung Aihe International Ironman Triathlon, but it was not until family members started seeking help ...

Woman drowns in Kaohsiung's Lotus Pond a day after divorce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 25-year-old old woman was found to have drowned in an apparent suicide early this morning in Kaohsiung's Lotus Pond, a day after divorcing her husband, reports Apple Dail...

Beach in east Taiwan's Yilan closed after five deaths

Mystery Beach in Nan'ao Township, Yilan County has been closed until Sept. 14 following the deaths of five people who were swept out to sea by rogue waves Sunday during the passage of a typhoon no...

Taiwan's northeastern coast to close for 10 days to investigate 6 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mystery Beach in Nanao of Taiwan's Yilan County will close for examination for ten days, starting on Sept. 5, after six deaths and one person went missing over the cou...

Rogue waves claim 6 lives over 2 days in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Rogue waves have claimed six lives over the course of two days on the beaches of northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County as Typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm observed the planet...

Photo of the Day: Treacherous waves in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American consultant living in Hualien City captured photos of massive waves battering a sea wall ​in the eastern Taiwan city as Typhoon Jebi churns in the western Pacific Oc...