Taiwan ex-premier falls down Regent Hotel staircase

Tang fell at different spot from where TCC Chairman Leslie Koo made fatal fall

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/23
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier Tang Fei underwent surgery after falling down a staircase at

(By Central News Agency)

the same hotel where Taiwan Cement Corporation Chairman Leslie Koo suffered a fatal fall in late January, reports said Thursday.

Tang, 85, had attended a dinner with friends on the third floor of the Regent Taipei Wednesday evening when he stumbled and fell down a staircase, reports said. He landed on his left shoulder but did not hit his head on the floor.

Doctors at the Tri-Service General Hospital performed surgery Thursday morning, and Tang was doing well, the Chinese-language Apple Daily wrote.

Initially, media reported that Tang fell in the same spot where Koo hit his head on the stairs after attending a wedding last January 21. However, hotel management later denied that detail, and said Tang had stumbled on a spiral staircase leading down to a buffet restaurant. The former premier had stood up and walked away by himself, the hotel said, adding that warning signs had been installed at both locations.    [FULL  STORY]

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