SEVERE IMPACT: NT$25.26 million worth of crops were damaged, affecting vegetable prices, and 3,436 people were forced to evacuate their homes
Date: ug 26, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
One person died and nine were injured after Severe Tropical Storm Bailu made landfall in PingtungCounty on Saturday, the Central Emergency Operation Center said yesterday.
An 18-year-old drove a motorcycle into a fallen tree in Tainan at 11:49pm on Saturday and died after branches punctured his chest, the center said.
Two other people — a 21-year-old woman on a scooter and a 32-year-old man on a motorcycle — were injured in Tainan after driving into trees that had fallen into the street.
In Nantou County’s Yuchih Township (魚池), a 73-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman were hurt when trees fell on them. [FULL STORY]