A bridge in northeastern Taiwan collapsed today and landed on some fishing boats. Rescue workers are looking for survivors in the shipwrecks. Five people are missing.
The bank connection in Suao broke down the moment a tank truck drove over. The vehicle caught fire. The driver was seriously injured but survived the accident. At least ten people on the bridge fell into the water, and they could be saved.
A total of fourteen people were injured. The cause of the collapse is unknown. The bridge dates from 1998. The typhoon Mittag hit the northeast of Taiwan today with wind speeds of over 160 kilometers per hour. At the time of the collapse of the bridge, the weather was calm.