Thursday, July 24, 2014
Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.
A TransAsia Airways (復興航空) passenger flight crashed near the Magong Airport on Penghu Island yesterday, with the transportation minister confirming 46 missing and feared dead and 12 injured as of press time., 2 Comments
Thirteen people were reported injured as a result of Typhoon Matmo, which hit Taiwan yesterday morning, the Central Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) announced yesterday.
In the wake of a crash landing by TransAsia Airways' passenger plane, flight GE-222, Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) instructed the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) to investigate the accident and take the lead in future official matters.
Of the hundreds of trees felled by Typhoon Matmo around Taiwan overnight, one drew special attention Wednesday, with local officials and one of Taiwan's major airlines immediately pledging not only to save it but to make it grow stronger.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that it had dispatched over 1,100 servicemen to evacuate over 1,600 people across Taiwan from their residences.
A recently released Control Yuan report urges Taiwanese youths who plan to travel abroad on working holiday programs to take out proper medical insurance before they travel., 1 Comment
According to meteorology expert Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明), only a third of the cities and counties that declared school and work cancellations for yesterday actually experienced weather conditions that justified the cancellations., 2 Comments
Over 55 million tons of water have flowed into several reservoirs in Southern Taiwan due to Typhoon Matmo's influence over the past few days, the Southern Region Water Resources Office said yesterday.
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 陸委會) withdrew a yellow travel advisory for Guangdong Province in southern China Wednesday, after health authorities lowered an H7N9 epidemic alert for that area.