Friday, 26 October 2007

Waiting outside the emergency room

Outside the emergency department at the National Taiwan University Hospital. A soldier standing guard outside President Chen's residence killed himself while on duty this morning. He was just 27 years old. He was brought to this hospital at 8h50 and pronounced dead at 12h20. Roy and I were sent here at 10h00 to get footage of family, police and the military. It's been more than seven hours since we got here, the sun is going down, it's freezing and we still only have pictures of nothing, not even those of the body being transported to the funeral home. I hope someone will be sent to relieve us soon, because waiting in the cold for a mourning family and a dead body certainly is not enjoyable. And to think, I have to get up at 3h30 to anchor the morning Taiwanese news at 7h00 by myself too. Sigh.

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