Taiwan News

At Least 46 Killed in Taiwanese Apartment Building Inferno

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 46 people were killed and another 41 injured after a fire broke out early Thursday in a run-down mixed commercial and residential building in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung, officials said. Neighborhood residents …

Workers Clear Last Train From Deadly Crash Site in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Cabin exposed, with half of its walls and roof gone, workers pulled out the last remaining train car in Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades. The crash site on the island’s east coast was cleared, …

Taiwan Rescuers Work to Bring Out Last Body From Wrecked Train

TAIPEI — Taiwanese rescuers were trying on Monday to retrieve the last body of a passenger from wreckage of a deadly train crash last week, as the government said five of the eight carriages had now been removed. Fifty people …

Truck Owner Apologizes After Taiwan Railway Crash Kills 48

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The owner of a construction truck that caused Taiwan’s worst rail accident in decades, killing 48 people, apologized in tears while being led away from his home by police on Sunday. The unmanned truck’s emergency brake …

Severe Tropical Storm Trami Hits Taiwan

Severe Tropical Storm Trami struck Wednesday in heavily populated northern Taiwan, prompting schools and offices to close down as heavy rains triggered landslides and other disruptions throughout the island. At 5:30 p.m.(0330 GMT), the Central Weather Bureau said the center …

Taiwan 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Results in Low Number of Insured Losses

The magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck central Taiwan Sunday night, June 2, 2013, at 9:43 p.m. local time, in a sparsely populated region of Nantou County just 4.3 miles northeast of a similar rupture only two months ago is unlikely …

Quakes Kill 2 in Taiwan, Injure 33 in Philippines

A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 21 others and causing panicked shoppers to rush out of a shaking multi-story department store, officials said. Another earthquake jolted the southern Philippines late Saturday, injuring …

Quake Causes Minor Building Damage in Central Taiwan: AIR Worldwide

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck central Taiwan on Wednesday shaking rural Nantou County (located about 250 km south of the capital of Taipei) was felt throughout the island, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. Buildings swayed in Taipei for …

Strong Earthquake Sways Buildings in Taiwan

A strong earthquake has been felt throughout Taiwan, but no casualties or damage has been reported yet. The Central Weather Bureau says the quake Thursday registered at magnitude 5.6. The tremor struck about 23 miles (37 kilometers) north of Hualien …

Tropical Storm Causes Landslides in Taiwan

More than 2,000 people have evacuated homes as a tropical storm causes flooding in Taiwan. Tropical storm Talim was disrupting air and rail traffic Wednesday. Landslides buried a section of highway. Television reports say seawater rushed through a broken dike …