Taiwan Missile Misfire Kills One

At least one person has been killed, and a further three injured, after Taiwan’s navy accidentally launched an anti-ship missile from a naval base.

Taiwan’s navy mistakenly launched a supersonic anti-ship missile from a naval base, killing one person and injuring three, officials say.

A patrol boat was undergoing a drill inspection in Kaohsiung when the Hsiung Feng III missile was set off, Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported.

It was fired in the direction of mainland China, and hit a fishing boat off the Penghu islands, it added. The missile has a range of about 300km (200 miles).

The boat’s captain, who is Taiwanese, was killed in the accident, defence officials say.


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