A 460-foot-long arch bridge collapsed into a Taiwan harbor on Tuesday morning, sending an oil tanker crashing down onto fishing boats below and landing at least 10 people in the hospital with various injuries.
More than 60 military personnel, including a team of divers, joined the search for possible victims after the towering Nanfangao Bridge collapsed into Nanfangao Harbor in Yilan County, located in northeastern Taiwan, NBC News reports.
The 60-foot-tall Nanfangao Bridge, which first opened in 1998, had become somewhat of a tourist attraction in the small fishing town.
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At least six people are believed to still be trapped aboard one of the boats crushed during the wreckage, the Taiwan National Fire Agency said in a statement.
Ten of the victims were rushed to nearby hospitals, six of them with critical injuries. At least two bodies had been recovered at the scene as of Tuesday evening local time, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency.
The disaster took place hours after a typhoon slammed parts of the island, but officials would not say if the storm played a part in the bridge's demise.