Tang fell at different spot from where TCC Chairman Leslie Koo made fatal fall
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier Tang Fei underwent surgery after falling down a staircase at
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]