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Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA


Filipino dies after van flips

A worker from the Philippines who had overstayed his visa was killed yesterday when a National Immigration Agency van in which he and four other overstaying Filipino workers and four immigration officials were riding overturned on the way to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Another Filipino and two immigration officials were injured in the accident, freeway police said. The vehicle overturned on National Freeway No. 3, possibly because of a flat tire, police said. The van was on its way to the airport as the five Filipinos were to be deported for overstaying their visas, immigration officials said. The victims were taken to a nearby hospital, where one was pronounced dead on arrival. The accident took place on the Houlung section of the freeway.


Bali tops destination list

Bali is the most popular tourist destination among single men and women in the nation, according to a list of the most-searched travel spots recently compiled and released by Yahoo Taiwan. Kyoto came in second place, followed by Paris, the Gold Coast in Australia and Bangkok, gauged by the number of views of Web pages or searches on certain destinations on the portal. Rounding out the top 10 were Prague, Rome, New York, Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro, according to Yahoo Taiwan. The company said clicks on articles about romantic encounters during foreign travel were 25 percent higher than for other travel articles. Travel articles draw about 250,000 visits daily, it said. Yahoo said this points to possible business opportunities in the tourism, leisure and social networking sectors offered by catering to singles. The number of single women aged 30 to 39 in the nation topped 610,000 last year, it added, citing Ministry of the Interior statistics.

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