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Bridge in Taiwan collapses on people

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 1, 2019
At least 10 people were injured after a towering arch bridge collapsed over a bay in eastern Taiwan.
Bridge in Taiwan
Asia   Six of the 10 people injured sustained serious injuries
Six of the 10 people injured sustained serious injuries after the collapse, which sent an oil tanker crashing down onto boats in the water, according to The Associated Press. Another six people were believed to be trapped on a boat, the National Fire Agency said in a statement.

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More than 60 army and naval personnel, including divers, were part of the search for other potential victims. An air air force helicopter was also being used in the search.

Video of the collapse shows the moment the 460-feet Nanfangao Bridge buckled and crashed into the bay in Nanfangao, a Pacific coast fishing village. The collapse happened around 9:30 a.m. local time.

Members of the Coast Guard could be seen rushing to tend to victims.


 

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