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2 Filipinos in Taiwan bridge collapse found dead – MECO

 

In this photo released by Ministry of National Defense, damaged ships are pulled after towering arch bridge collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Ministry of National Defense via AP

THE bodies of two of three Filipinos who were reported missing after a bridge collapsed in Taiwan were recovered, an official of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) said on Wednesday.
In a live interview on radio dzBB, Lito Banayo said one of the victims was found past midnight while the other at about 4 a.m.

This image made from video provided by Taiwan’s Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. MINISTRY OF DEFENSE VIA AP

Banayo said recuers were still searching for a third Filipino, a day after the accident in Yilan where five others were also injured.
Asked what could have caused the collapse, Banayo said authorities were looking at the possible weakening of the cables that held the bridge because of typhoon Mitag, which hit Taiwan the past week.

This image made from video provided by Taiwan’s Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Taiwan’s Military News Agency via AP

An oil tanker that passed the bridge on Tuesday caused the collapse, with the truck falling onto the fishing boats underneath.
 

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