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New footage emerges in seek for two Australian hikers nonetheless lacking after Taiwan earthquake

New footage emerges in seek for two Australian hikers nonetheless lacking after Taiwan earthquake


New CCTV footage of the final sighting of two lacking Australian-Singaporean hikers has emerged because the seek for them continued six days after an enormous earthquake hit Taiwan.

Neo Siew Choo and Sim Hwee Kok have been lacking since a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck on 3 April at 7.58am. It was the biggest earthquake in Taiwan in 25 years and left 13 individuals useless and greater than 1,100 injured.

The couple is amongst six individuals nonetheless unaccounted for for the reason that earthquake with its epicentre hit Hualien. The 2 are believed to have begun their hike within the Taroko Nationwide Park, simply minutes earlier than the large earthquake rocked the area.

The earthquake set off vital landslides within the nationwide park which is simply 24km from the epicentre.

The 14-second CCTV clip launched by Taiwan’s Nationwide Fireplace Company reveals the couple getting off a bus at Shakadang Path inside Taroko Nationwide Park at about 7.20am final Wednesday.

CCTV footage from inside a bus reveals the final time lacking Singaporean-Australian have been seen earlier than earthquake in Taiwan ( Taiwan’s Nationwide Fireplace Company)

One other clip recorded by a German vacationer and shared with the Guardian confirmed the couple sporting shorts and T-shirt and strolling on the path about 500m down the trail simply 25 minutes earlier than the earthquake.

Particular search and rescue group chief Chen Yifeng mentioned the a part of the path was buried beneath big rocks and particles after it collapsed through the temblor.

This display seize from a video taken on April 6, 2024 and launched by the Hualien County Fireplace Division reveals a rescuer finding the physique of an earthquake sufferer with the assistance of Roger, an eight-year-old labrador (Hualien County Fireplace Division /)

“As for the 4 foreigners, two of them are Australian-Singaporean twin nationals, there may be one Indian and one Canadian,” Hualien mayor Chen-Wei mentioned.

The our bodies of three different individuals who have been lacking within the nationwide park have been recovered.

The household of the 2 Singaporean passport holders has given the pair’s clothes objects to rescuers in Taiwan to assist search with sniffer canine, based on the Hualien County Fireplace Division.

Fallen rocks and particles block a car passage close to the Taroko Nationwide Park, following earthquake (EPA)

Three canine named Wilson, Hero and Fancy have been a part of the rescue group since 5 April and Wilson was the primary to find two casualties.

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Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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