Body of fifth deceased migrant fisherman found in Yilan
Oct 02, 2019GeneralComments Off on Body of fifth deceased migrant fisherman found in Yilan
Taipei-The body of a fifth migrant fisherman who died after being trapped under a collapsed bridge in Yilan County on Tuesday has been found by rescue workers, leaving one fishing worker still missing, according to the authorities Wednesday.
The National Immigration Agency's Yilan County Brigade identified the body, which was found at 2:27 p.m., as that of 28-year-old Indonesian national Mohamad Domiri.
Domiri is one of six migrants -- three Indonesian and three Filipinos -- employed by Taiwanese fishing boats who became trapped when the bridge above the entry to the port of Nanfang'ao suddenly ruptured and collapsed Tuesday morning, crushing three fishing boats.
According to the Yilan County Emergency Center, two of the bodies were found in waters near the collapse site at around 11 p.m. Tuesday, while another body was found nearby at around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
The victims who have been identified are 29-year-old Indonesian Wartono, 43-year-old Filipino Andree Abregana Serencio, and 32-year-old Indonesian Ersona.
The body of a fourth person who had been trapped was found at 8:40 a.m. and was identified as 47-year-old Filipino George Jagmis Impang.
The search is continuing for the last missing worker, believed to be Filipino Romulo Escalicas, according to the emergency center.