Motorists Complain about Peanut Farmers Occupying the Roads

November is peanut harvesting season in Taiwan, and in Yunlin County, peanut farmers take over the roads beside their fields to sun-dry their peanuts. On some roads, they leave one lane open for traffic, but in some cases, they take over the whole road, erecting a barrier at either end, forcing drivers to make lengthy detours. This traditional practice is drawing complaints from motorists who face the inconvenience of finding an alternative route to their destination. Farmers state that they

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Emergency Power Restoration too Slow: Electrical Workers Beaten by Thugs

Two employees of Taipower undertaking repairs to the power grid in Yunlin County in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor, were beaten up by a group of thugs wielding baseball bats, who hit the men and smashed a window of their truck. The men were led by former township chairman and husband of the current legislative yuan representative, who is one of three men charged with several offences after the incident. An electrical worker explains the incident and shows his injuries.

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Sleeping at the Wheel? Driver Drives Head-on into Traffic Barrier

Yunlin County: Fortunately nobody was seriously injured or killed in this traffic accident in Yunlin this morning. The car veers left from the outside lane across the inside lane, across an intersection and straight into a traffic barrier. There is no attempt to brake the vehicle or avoid the obstacle. The vehicle spins 360 degrees and flips onto its roof. Fortunately, the 51 year-old female driver received only minor injuries and was helped out of the car by an emergency

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