Foreign Students Rescued After Flash Flood in Miaoli

[Picture: Miaoli County Fire Bureau.]

Miaoli County Fire Bureau officers were called in to rescue a group of students after they were trapped by rapidly rising waters following heavy rain in Miaoli County yesterday.

Liberty Times Network reported that the Five men and one woman are post-graduate students from Honduras, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. Four people managed to escape themselves, leaving two people trapped. Firefighters took 6 hours to rescue the two, and had to use rappelling equipment to reach the pair.

Flash floods are a common danger in Taiwan during summertime, when people seek to escape the heat by heading to mountain streams, and sudden thunderstorms bring sudden heavy downpours.

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