August 18, 2017 / 3:18 AM / 2 years ago

Taiwan accepts resignation of gas supplier chief after blackout

People walk on a street during a massive power outage in Taipei, Taiwan August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan on Friday said Premier Lin Chuan had accepted the resignation of Chen Chin-te, the chairman of gas supplier CPC Corp, three days after a massive power blackout hit businesses and homes across the island.

The company has scheduled a news conference for noon, the government said.

Reporting by Jess Macy Yu and Faith Hung; Editing by Anne Marie Roantree and Clarence Fernandez

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