Taiwan’s northeastern coast to close for 10 days to investigate 6 deaths

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Uncommonly strong waves seized the lives of 6 people within two days

Mystery Beach in Nanao of Taiwan’s Yilan County will close for examination for ten days, starting on September 5, after six deaths and one person went missing over the course of two days off Taiwan’s northeastern coast, according to the Yilan County government.

According to early reports, eight people were swept away and six died at Mystery Beach in Nanao and Neipi Beach in Suao, after a series of unexpectedly strong waves struck the northeastern coast on September 2 and September 3.

At a press conference today, the Magistrate of Yilan County, Chen Chin-te said the coastal accidents on these two days were the most severe in the recent years, and expressed his deep condolences towards the victims and their families, reported the Liberty Times.

Additionally, Chen demanded the relevant authorities generate better control measures for seaside security and tourism management of the beaches. He especially urged the Coast Guard Administration to carefully observe the tidal waves and promptly alert the public as well as fishermen, because Typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm observed across the planet so far this year, was swirling in the western Pacific Ocean, causing unexpectedly tremendous waves.

Moreover, Chen called for the ban of illegal operations of selling food onshore which often blocked the paths of tourists.

Finally, he said the closure of Mystery Beach for ten days is to prevent further casualty in human loss and to develop better management of these tourist sites, the report said.

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