Footage shows arch bridge collapse into Taiwan harbor, injuring multiple people

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.

Photos of the wreckage: 

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This image made from video provided by Taiwan's Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. 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, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. 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)
Rescuers work near the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. A disaster relief official said the collapse set off a fire and at least 10 people have been hurt. (Taiwan's Coast Guard via AP)
Rescuers work near the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. A disaster relief official said the collapse set off a fire and at least 10 people have been hurt. (AP Photo)
Rescuers work near the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. A disaster relief official said the collapse set off a fire and at least 10 people have been hurt. (AP Photo)
TOPSHOT - This general view shows a bridge after it collapsed in the Nanfangao fish harbour in Suao township on October 1, 2019. - The bridge collapsed in northeastern Taiwan on October 1 injuring at least 14 people as it smashed down onto fishing vessels moored underneath and sent a petrol tanker plummeting into the water. (Photo by Sam YEH / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
A collapsed bridge is seen in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below.(Taiwan's National Fire Agency via AP)
Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. A disaster relief official said the collapse set off a fire and at least 10 people have been hurt. (Taiwan's Coast Guard via AP)
An injured people lies on stretcher at the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. A disaster relief official said the collapse set off a fire and at least 10 people have been hurt. (Taiwan's Coast Guard via AP)
This image made from video provided by Taiwan's Military News Agency shows Nanfangao Bridge, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. 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 a surveillance camera provided by Coast Guard Administration, shows Nanfangao Bridge, back, collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. (Coast Guard Administration via AP)
This image made from a surveillance camera provided by Coast Guard Administration, shows splashes after Nanfangao Bridge collapsed in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The towering arch bridge over a bay collapsed Tuesday, sending a burning oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. (Coast Guard Administration via AP)
REscue personnel look on at a bridge after it collapsed in the Nanfangao fish harbour in Suao township on October 1, 2019. - The bridge collapsed in northeastern Taiwan on October 1 injuring at least 14 people as it smashed down onto fishing vessels moored underneath and sent a petrol tanker plummeting into the water. (Photo by Sam YEH / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Rescue teams work at the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao harbour in Suao township on October 1, 2019. - The bridge collapsed in northeastern Taiwan on October 1 injuring at least 14 people as it smashed down onto fishing vessels moored underneath and sent a petrol tanker plummeting into the water. (Photo by Sam YEH / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
A fishing boat is pictured after it was crushed when a bridge collapsed in the Nanfangao fish harbour in Suao township on October 1, 2019. - The bridge collapsed in northeastern Taiwan on October 1 injuring at least 14 people as it smashed down onto fishing vessels moored underneath and sent a petrol tanker plummeting into the water. (Photo by Sam YEH / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
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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. 

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