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Man dies in Nantou paragliding accident
A man died in a paragliding accident in Puli, Nantou County on Saturday, with initial investigations pointing to a failed takeoff.
The Nantou County Environmental Protection Bureau (NTEPB) announced Monday it would increase water monitoring efforts in Sun Moon Lake leading up to two large-scale swimming events at the popular attraction.
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Former President Ma Ying-jeou poses for a photo at the summit of Yushan, Taiwan's highest mountain, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in this photo posted on his Facebook page. Ma said in a live Facebook broadcast that traveling to the Yushan summit "has been something I want to go for a long time."
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A 700-meter long waterslide is seen in this photo, provided by the Xinyi Township Office in Nantou County, on Monday, July 4. The slide will be featured at the Nantou Grape Festival and Water Slide Carnival from July 9 to Aug. 21.
A 43-year-old woman was injured by a drone that fell from the sky on Friday at Nantou County's Sun Moon Lake. Further investigations were still being conducted by local police as of press time.
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake rattled Nantou County in central Taiwan Sunday morning, the latest in a series of temblors that have been occurring in different parts of the country since late last month, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
A new interchange on National Freeway No. 3 opened to traffic in Nantou County in central Taiwan on Monday after two years of construction.
Due to declining enrollment, several elementary schools in remote areas of Nantou County have either merged or closed, leaving a number of idle facilities that are attracting the attention of private groups and enterprises.
Zi Nan Temple in Zhushan Township, Nantou County, is the foremost choice for people who wish to pray during the Lunar New Year for wealth and good fortune, according to an online poll conducted by the local Web portal Yam.
Nantou County's Puli Township suspended garbage collection services for a local high school in retaliation against the school's rejection of a proposal to create tourist coach parking spaces on school property, local media reported recently.
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