Taiwan doomsday prophet's blog sparks panic

Police in Taiwan are investigating a self-proclaimed prophet whose doomsday warnings on a blog have caused panic. The man, identifying himself as Teacher Wang, said Taiwan would be struck by a magnitude-14 earthquake and 170m high tsunami on 11 May. More than 100 cargo containers have been bought and set up in a mountainous area of central Taiwan. Police said they were investigating if the blogger had conspired with a container business to defraud people. "Teacher Wang" suggested people live in such containers to survive the disaster, which he said would kill millions of people and split the island in half.

2011-05-01

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