The China Post
Date: October 9, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A boulder weighing more than 100 tons rolled down a hill amid heavy rains and hit a
house Hualien Friday night, but no one was injured, Central News Agency reported Saturday.
An elderly woman escaped injury as she had just left the house in Shoufeng Township to stay with her daughter, after getting a feeling that “something wrong” would happen, CNA said.
The boulder came crashing down a 500-meter-high hill at about 10 p.m. when the woman’s son, surnamed Wu, was working in the front yard, according to CNA.
Wu said he had heard loud banging sounds and assumed it was thunder, only to realize later that the huge rock had smashed into his house.
The boulder landed on a road, rolled forward and crushed a storage room built with metal sheets before crashing into a wall of the house, knocking down an air conditioner from the wall and leaving pieces of rocks and chunks of concrete on the elderly woman’s bed. [FULL STORY]