72-year-old dies after she was swept away by torrential rainfall

The China Post
Date: June 19, 2016
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A 72-year-old woman was found dead yesterday after being swept away by

Ankeng Road Section 2 in New Taipei City's Xindian District is seen inundated with rainwater in the afternoon on Saturday, June 18 after a strong thundershower brought heavy downpours. Throughout the country, heavy rainfall was reported, with one woman dead in Nantou County. (CNA)

Ankeng Road Section 2 in New Taipei City’s Xindian District is seen inundated with rainwater in the afternoon on Saturday, June 18 after a strong thundershower brought heavy downpours. Throughout the country, heavy rainfall was reported, with one woman dead in Nantou County. (CNA)

torrential rainfall while standing under a bridge in a village in Chungliao Township, Nantou County.

The woman, surnamed Huang, had been washing clothing under the bridge and was later found dead by rescue members, according to the Nantou County Fire Department, as cited by the United Evening News.

Department officials said they sent several water rescue teams to the scene soon after being informed of the accident at 5:40 p.m., but the woman showed no signs of life upon being found at 6:23 p.m.

She was rushed to Nantou Hospital for emergency treatment but could not be resuscitated, officials said.

On Saturday, torrential rains were reported at other parts of the island, especially Northern Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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