Seven listed as defendants in fatal river trekking accident

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-06
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Local prosecutors Monday listed seven people after questioning as defendants for allegedly 6759790causing death by professional negligence in the investigation into Sunday’s river trekking accident in Pinglin District, New Taipei City that left five dead.

The Central Weather Bureau on Sunday issued a heavy rain warning for New Taipei City mountainous areas. But six members of a river trekking managing team, including three who claimed to be professional river trekking coaches and three personnel, still led a group of 18 people to go river trekking in the mountainous Pinglin area regardless of the weather alert.

Prosecutors questioned the group leader and the six members of the river trekking managing team as related parties to investigate whether they were responsible for the accident. All the seven people were released after questioning.     [FULL  STORY]

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