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Taiwan Bridge Collapses, 2 Dead, Leaving Dozens Injured, Multiple Wreckages

A 140m bridge collapsed in northeast Taiwan killing 2, injuring dozens and causing multiple boat wreckage at Nanfangao Harbor in Yilan County yesterday morning.
02 Oct 2019 11:15
Taiwan Bridge Collapses, 2 Dead, Leaving Dozens Injured, Multiple Wreckages
The 150-yard Nanfang’ao bridge in northeastern Taiwan collapsed, sending an oil tanker propelling towards the water, killing at least two people in the fishing boats below.

A 140m bridge collapsed in northeast Taiwan killing 2, injuring dozens and causing multiple boat wreckage at Nanfangao Harbor in Yilan County yesterday morning(01/09/2019).

The 150-yard Nanfang’ao bridge in northeastern Taiwan collapsed, sending an oil tanker propelling towards the water, killing at least two people in the fishing boats below. CNN World News reports

Dozens of people are injured and missing after the the towering arch bridge collapsed over the bay.

“Six people were believed trapped on one of the fishing boats, ” the National Fire Agency said.

The interior minister added that five people were feared to have been on the bridge when it collapsed.

Ten people were sent to hospitals, six of them with serious injuries.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

The bridge in the city of Yilan, collapsed hours after a typhoon swept by the island, but disaster relief officials would not say if the storm had weakened the bridge or give other details on the potential cause.

Moment bridge collapses in Taiwan crushing boats and trapping crew

A towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed in eastern Taiwan sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. Six people were believed trapped on one of the fishing boats, the National Fire Agency said, and the interior minister added that five people were feared to have been on the bridge when it collapsed.

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