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At least 4 killed after Nanfangao Bridge bridge collapses in Taiwan

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  • TAIWAN’S MILITARY NEWS AGENCY VIA AP
                                This image made from video provided by Taiwan’s Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below.

    TAIWAN’S MILITARY NEWS AGENCY VIA AP

    This image made from video provided by Taiwan’s Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below.

  • TAIWAN’S MILITARY NEWS AGENCY VIA AP
                                In this photo released by Ministry of National Defense, damaged ships are pulled after towering arch bridge collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. The 140-meter-long (460-feet) bridge collapsed, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below.

    TAIWAN’S MILITARY NEWS AGENCY VIA AP

    In this photo released by Ministry of National Defense, damaged ships are pulled after towering arch bridge collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. The 140-meter-long (460-feet) bridge collapsed, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN >> Taiwanese authorities say four bodies have been found and two people are missing after three fishing boats were hit by an oil tanker truck that fell off a collapsing bridge.

The National Fire Agency said Wednesday that two of the victims were Indonesian and another was Filipino. The fourth body has not been identified.

Taiwan’s military deployed a floatable bridge as the search continued.

The 140-meter (460-foot) -long arched bridge collapsed Tuesday into a bay in eastern Taiwan. Ten people were taken to hospitals with injuries, including the truck driver.

The collapse occurred hours after a typhoon swept by Taiwan, but it wasn’t clear if the storm triggered the collapse.

Many Filipinos and Indonesians work on fishing boats registered in Taiwan.

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