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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Taiwan -- 26 killed in Kaohsiung gas explosions
A series of gas explosions between late Thursday night and early yesterday morning in Kaohsiung resulted in 26 deaths and at least 280 people injured.
An initial investigation has found that LCY Chemical Corp. (李長榮) is the most likely culprit in the gas explosions that rocked Kaohsiung overnight and left at least 26 dead and more than 280 injured, Kaohsiung environmental authorities said Friday.
Taiwan -- Mayors mobilize to carry out pipeline inspections
Taipei City Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫), Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強) and Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) yesterday made individual statements and announcements with the aim of conducting inspections on underground pipelines in the wake of the devastating accident in Kaohsiung.
In light of the series of gas explosions in Kaohsiung's Cianjhen District late Thursday evening, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) yesterday announced that it has instructed carriers to provide expedited insurance claims to all individuals and businesses impacted by the disaster.
Two unusual sounds were recorded by the black boxes on TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 before the plane crashed on the offshore island of Penghu last week, investigators said yesterday as they made public the initial investigation results on the incident that killed 48 people.
A sudden drop in engine efficiency and a flight deviation were recorded in the black boxes of the TransAsia Airways plane that crashed in the outlying county of Penghu July 23, but the cause remains under investigation, the Aviation Safety Council said Friday.
The Ministry of Justice said Friday that the Scottish secretary of justice has upheld a decision by the Edinburgh Sheriff Court to extradite Zain Taj Dean, a British citizen, to Taiwan to serve a jail sentence.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Main opposition party legislators slammed the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) for disregarding the lives of the passengers aboard the crashed TransAsia Airways plane GE222, stating that there were a final six minutes in which many lives could have been saved.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) assured the public Thursday that chances of the Ebola virus disease spreading outside of West Africa are low, but it urged travelers to affected areas to stay on high alert nonetheless.
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) was quoted yesterday by Cabinet spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) as saying that lawyer Wellington Koo (顧立雄) allegedly disseminated untrue information about Jiang regarding the eviction from the Executive Yuan on March 23.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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