A burning oil tanker fell into the water due to a bridge collapsing in Taiwan. The military and divers were sent to rescue citizens and they saved almost a dozen people, according to Fox News.
What We Know:
- Around 9:30 a.m on October 1, the Nanfangao Bridge, located in Nanfangao, caved in. Ten people were sent to the hospital with six of them having serious injuries.
- This collapse occurred after a typhoon hit the island. At this time, officials have not given any specific details on the potential cause of the collapse.
- Taiwan’s fishing industry is large with many of the workers being low-paid and coming from countries like the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. This typhoon also cut the power to more than 66,000 homes, with more than 150 flights canceled.
- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen hopes that all branches of the government will do what they can to protect and save their people.
Six people are trapped and 12 injured after a bridge collapse in Taiwan.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 1, 2019
The bridge was a tourist attraction that was opened in 1998. It was built to replace a lower bridge that stopped fishing boats from passing underneath. It was also the second single arch-cable steel bridge in the world.
Apparently a bridge collapsed in Yilan, Taiwan after being ravaged by a typhoon. 😮😮😮 pic.twitter.com/iS5nIm4Py6
— Watson Shen (@KamiliaHaraQoo) October 1, 2019