Body of Vietnamese migrant found, one week after hiking accident

Taipei,  The body of a Vietnamese migrant worker was found by rescue workers on Thursday, one week after he went missing after falling down a mountain slope in Nantou County.

According to the police, the victim was a migrant worker who went into the woods with two friends on Oct. 1 during their day off, to look for Ganoderma lucidum, also known locally as lingzhi mushroom.

The fungus species is highly valued and commonly used in East Asia as a health food.

The three ventured that day into an indigenous tribal village situated 2,000 meters above sea level on a mountain called Zaishengshan, which is located in the county’s Renai Township.

During the trip, the migrant worker accidently fell from a slope, prompting his two friends to contact his family in Taichung City to call for help.

The Renai police precinct was in turn notified of the accident and immediately deployed a team to look for the missing Vietnamese.

Due to the difficult terrain, his body will be airlifted, police said.

 

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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