A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", as a court froze the assets of organisers to ensure they pay out victims.
The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane`s only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan`s Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday.
A 20-year-old partygoer died Monday after suffering 90 percent burns from a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", with organisers facing charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.
Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the number of injured at more than 500 on Sunday, almost 200 of them seriously.
More than 200 people were injured, over 80 of them seriously, in an explosion at a water park outside Taiwan`s capital Taipei Saturday after coloured powder being sprayed onto a crowd ignited, officials said.
China on Thursday said it would welcome only an anti-independence candidate at Taiwan`s presidential election in January, offering its first comment on the likely contender for the island`s pro-China ruling Nationalist Party.
China is about to complete some of its land reclamation work on the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, shedding light on a controversial project that has inflamed regional tension.
Taiwan`s coast guard on Saturday commissioned its biggest ships for duty in the form of two 3,000-ton patrol vessels, as the island boosts defences amid concerns about China`s growing footprint in the disputed South China Sea.
Taiwan's opposition presidential candidate has said that if she comes to power in January elections, her government would have a responsibility to contribute to peace and stability in relations with mainland China.
Coastguard ships from Taiwan and the Philippines confronted each other in rich fishing waters south of Taiwan last week, officials from the two sides said, in an incident that comes as they are working on a pact to resolve maritime disputes.
The presidential hopeful for Taiwan`s pro-independence opposition party, Tsai Ing-wen, has called for a more sustainable and consistent relationship with China as she rallies U.S. government and business leaders for support.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened an investigation into a bomb threat to a flight between Taiwan`s capital Taipei and Los Angeles, where the airplane landed without incident, Efe news agency reported on Wednesday.