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Taiwan > Local > Miaoli
Fatal fall
Firefighters work to rescue three workers who fell 15 meters into a pit at an underground sewer construction site in Miaoli County, Friday, Aug. 12. The workers were installing a steel structure when the accident occurred. One of the workers did not show any vital signs upon arrival at a local hospital, firefighters said.
 
Wanted woman arrested by the police while playing 'Pokemon Go'
A woman wanted by police was picked up Sunday in Miaoli County after she was stopped on her scooter by traffic patrol officers while she was playing the virtual reality game Pokemon Go, one day after its launch in Taiwan, police said.
 
A man taking part in a 9-kilometer run collapsed and died just 200 meters away from the finish line on Saturday night despite efforts to resuscitate him.
 
The end of the road
A blocked industrial road is shown in this photo provided by the Miaoli County Fire Department on Friday, May 27. Stones littered the industrial road on the borders connecting Miaoli County's Taian Township (泰安鄉) and Taichung's Daan Tribe, though no injuries or casualties were reported.
 
Possible penalties for council ketamine display
A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Miaoli County councillor could face charges as she punctuated her interpellation with a bag of the class-3 narcotic ketamine, in an attempt to highlight drug abuse in the county on Thursday.
 
Bus collision kills 1, injures over 20 tourists
A tour bus carrying mainland Chinese tourists collided into a road barrier after trying to overtake a gravel truck Monday afternoon in Miaoli, killing the driver and a local tour guide. 24 tourists were injured, three severely, and were sent to local hospitals for treatment.
 
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 13-year prison sentence against Lee Tai-an, one of two brothers convicted of conspiring to murder a Vietnamese woman by deliberately derailing a train 10 years ago to collect on her life insurance.
 
The ashes of a mainland Chinese illegal immigrant who died in Taiwan 12 years ago were finally taken back to his home in China's Fujian Province on Friday, thanks to the tenacious efforts of a police officer in Miaoli County, northern Taiwan.
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Miaoli landslide catches tourists by surprise, no casualties reported
Fourteen tourists were caught in a landslide that resulted from heavy rainfall as they were heading out to a campsite in Taian Township, Miaoli County on Friday evening.
 
The Miaoli District Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday indicted two men for killing an old man, the grandfather of one of them, last year and demanded that they be given life sentences.
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