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Japanese cyclist, 2 others, hit by falling rocks in Taroko National Park

One cyclist was in a serious condition and one woman had minor injuries.

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Falling rocks hit a Japanese cyclist in Taroko National Park. (Source: CNA)

Falling rocks hit a Japanese cyclist in Taroko National Park. (Source: CNA)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three people were hit by falling rocks in Hualien’s Taroko National Park near the Tunnel of Nine Turns (九曲洞) Saturday afternoon, leaving a Japanese cyclist in a serious condition, according to the Hualien County Fire Department.

The accident is said to have taken place on a stretch of the Central Cross-Island Highway (174 km) in Taroko National Park near the closed trail Tunnel of Nine Turns.

Japanese cyclist, 2 others, hit by falling rocks in Taroko National Park

The Fire Department said after receiving a report at 2:44 p.m. that three people were struck by falling rocks, they sent out fire engines to their rescue.

The Fire Department said among the three casualties, a cyclist from Japan who had been hit on the head suffered serious injuries and partial loss of consciousness before being sent to the hospital.

The other two were a woman and her daughter on a scooter; the latter had minor injuries.


Updated : 2021-09-19 11:21 GMT+08:00