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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tragedy at NE Taiwan's Longdong Cape (龍洞灣岬)


This picture from Focus Taiwan sows the waves that caused a major tragedy happened in NE Taiwan:
Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu said Sunday that security at northeastern coastal areas will be tightened after eight people were killed and eight others injured by freak waves at Longdong Cape (龍洞灣岬) in the city's Gongliao District a day earlier.
Here's what had happened:
. . . a 26-member group from Shulin Community University that was visiting the Longdong (龍洞) Geopark Saturday to attend an outdoor learning course.
The group consisted of lecturers, students and members of their families. The deceased included six adults and two schoolchildren.
All eight bodies had been retrieved by 7 p.m. Sunday, but none of them could be resuscitated after being rushed to nearby hospitals, including Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and the Keelung branch of the Tri-Service General Hospital, according to New Taipei Fire Bureau officials.
What a terribly depressing tragedy! A nice learning opportunity in a beautiful natural surrounding was destroyed by the freaque wave!  Our heart goes to the eight who lost and their families. May God bless the living and the dead.


P.S.

The local news reports in Chinese called the freaque wave 瘋狗浪.

P.P.S.

This blog post in Chinese has good information and discussions on freaque waves concerning this tragedy http://win588stock.pixnet.net/blog/post/167157105. I am not allowed to copy any of it so for Chinese readers it is worth to pay a visit of the blog!

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