In Taiwan on Tuesday a massive arch bridge in the eastern district collapsed, sending an oil tanker plummeting on to fishing boats in the water below. 60 plus military personnel, fishing vessels, even an Air Force helicopter are involved in the search for possible victims.
Hours before the bridge collapsed a typhoon had reared its ugly head, which could have weakened the bridge, at this point its impossible to tell the cause. The 460 foot long bridge in a tiny fishing village off the Pacific coast in Nanfangao crumbled into the water around 9:30 a.m.
The National Fire Agency reported six people that were on the fishing boats are believed to be trapped. Hsu Kuo-yung the Interior Minister said about five people were feared to have been on the bridge when it collapsed. So far ten people have been hospitalized, six of the patients have serious injuries.
Su Hong-wei spokesperson for the National Fire Agency said the oil tanker smashed three fishing boats. Tsai Ing-wen President of Taiwan said she “hoped all government departments would do everything possible to save people and keep the number of deaths and injuries as low as possible.” That was reported by CNA.
Watch the video of the bridge collapsing in real time. Our thoughts and prayers her at IMUMEDIA goes out to everyone involved in this horrific event.
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