Tourists Rescued After Flash-Flood in Wulai District

Two groups of tourists called emergency services after becoming trapped by floodwaters caused by afternoon thunderstorms in the Wulai District of New Taipei City on Sunday afternoon, June 26.

One group was rescued after firefighters and police deployed a ladder into a steep gorge. Another group of 20 people were trapped on a sandbar, and are not considered to be in immediate danger at the time of reporting.

Tourists using a ladder to climb out of a flooded gorge in Wulai District, New Taipei City
Police and firefighters deployed a ladder to help tourists trapped by flash floods in Wulai District, New Taipei City, June 26, 2016.

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