Tourists Rescued After Flash-Flood in Wulai District

Two groups of tourists called emergency services after becoming trapped by floodwaters caused by afternoon thunderstorms in the Wulai District of New Taipei City on Sunday afternoon, June 26. One group was rescued after firefighters and police deployed a ladder into a steep gorge. Another group of 20 people were trapped on a sandbar, and are not considered to be in immediate danger at the time of reporting.

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Girl Found Alive After Flash Flood Four Dead, One Still Missing

A 15 year old girl survived a flash flood after a group of six people on a river tracing expedition were caught by a flash flood in the Pinglin District of New Taipei City yesterday. The girl managed to survive by clinging to a piece of driftwood. She spent the night resting on a rock. At dawn, the river level had fallen enough for her to wade to shore, where she approached the home of a resident, who called authorities.

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