A powerful typhoon hits the coast of Taiwan


A bridge in southern Taiwan was destroyed and washed away by raging floods. Large amounts of rain hit the east coast as Typhoon Lupit turned into a tropical depression and made landfall.

Footage from the city of Kaohsiung captures the moment a bridge collapsed. Elsewhere, in Taoyuan City, locals gathered to watch the reservoir overflow.

Lupit, the ninth typhoon this year to affect the region, formed on August 4.