Four people killed as taxi plunges into Taichung Harbor

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/15/2020
By: Su Mu-chun and Evelyn Kao

Photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Administration

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) A taxi carrying four boat crew members ran off a pier in Taichung Harbor in the wee hours of Wednesday, killing the driver and three of the passengers, according to the fire department.

The fourth passenger managed to smash one of the car windows and escape after the taxi plunged into the sea, and he called for help, said the Taichung Harbor Fire Department, which responded to the call at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters and coast guard search and rescue personnel, who were dispatched to the scene, pulled three bodies from the ocean near the vehicle and later found a fourth one about one kilometer away, the fire department said.

The four bodies were identified as the taxi driver and three crew members of a supply boat that works at offshore wind farm, according to the fire department.    [FULL  STORY]

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