By: Wu Je-hou, Hau Hsueh-ching and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, April 10 (CNA) A massive steel girder at a construction site of the Taichung Mass Rapid
Transit system fell to the ground at rush hour on Friday, killing four people and injuring another four, according to the Taichung government.
Three construction workers and a female driver were crushed when the 43-meter-long, 209-metric ton steel girder fell from a height of about three stories high onto busy roads, the city government said.
Of the four people injured, one was in critical condition, said Deputy Mayor Chang Kuang-yao (張光瑤).
Because the girder hit at least four vehicles at the intersection of Wenxin Road and Beitun Road in the northeastern part of the city’s downtown area, more victims may still be trapped at the site, rescuers said. [FULL STORY]