Big wave hits joggers on Tainan City coast leaving one dead, one injured

One man died, and one was injured, after a large wave knocked over three people jogging along a sea wall near the entrance of Anping Harbor this morning.

According to reports, three men named Lee, Lin, and Chiu met at the Anping Port North Dike for an early morning run. At around 7:00 am, a large wave suddenly surged over the seawall, knocking the men off their feet.

Lin, 53, suffered head injuries, and Lee had injuries to his legs. Chiu was not injured. The men were rushed to hospital, but Lin lost vital signs en route and was later declared dead. Lee’s injuries are not life threatening.

Area where joggers were hit by wave.

Taiwan is currently under the influence of former Tropical Storm Lupit which has been downgraded to a tropical depression.

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