3 people injured as strong winds lash southern Taiwan

At least three people were injured as strong winds in the wake of Typhoon Mawar brought down trees and power poles in several districts of Kaohsiung City today, June 1.

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau lifted a sea warning for Typhoon Mawar Wednesday evening as the tropical storm moved away from eastern waters towards Okinawa Japan.

However, heavy rain and strong winds persisted in some parts of the island Thursday.

At around 8:00 am in Kaohsiung City’s Lingya District, a tree fell onto the road, hitting a scooter rider and a car. A 36-year-old man was sent to hospital to be treated for cuts and bruises.

large tree branch and motorcycle and car

At around 11:50 am, a tree fell onto a road in Nanzi District, hitting a 28-year-old woman on a motor scooter. The woman was sent to hospital suffering abrasions and bruises.

collapsed tree and scooter in Nanzi District

At around 12:30 pm in Kaohsiung City’s Xiaogang District, a light pole collapsed onto a road, hitting a passing motorcyclist on the arm and causing him to crash his motor scooter. The 23-year-old man was sent to hospital to be treated for injuries described as not critical.

A scooter and a lamp post on the road after an accident

The Central Weather Bureau has issued a strong wind advisory for Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County and the Hengchun Peninsular.

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