Taiwan ‘mistakenly’ fires supersonic missile towards China, kills 1 fisherman

Latest Update: July 1, 2016 | 227 Views

TAIPEI: A Taiwanese warship mistakenly launched a supersonic “aircraft carrier killer” missile towards China on Friday (July 1), hitting a fishing boat and killing one person, the navy said, as ties between the island and its once bitter rival deteriorate.

The domestically developed Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) missile flew about 75km before hitting the trawler in waters off Penghu, a Taiwanese-administered island group in the Taiwan Strait.

The skipper on the “Hsian Li Sheng”, a 60-tonne trawler based in the southern Kaohsiuing city, was killed and three other crew on board, including a Vietnamese and a Filipino, were injured.



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