Video: Huge landslide smashes into car after Taiwan earthquake

  • 04/04/2024

A major landslide has smashed into a car and taken out a stretch of road in Taiwan's Hualien County. 

Australia's 9 News obtained a dashcam video of the slip, showing boulders falling down a cliff and smashing into a car following Wednesday's 7.4-magnitude earthquake. 

The broadcaster said the landslide happened just before 8am on Wednesday (local time). 

In a statement, a Taiwan National Fire Agency spokesperson warned mountainous roads were prone to landslides following the quake. 

"Please do not enter mountainous roads unless necessary," the agency said on X. 

It said the quake had resulted in nine deaths and 946 injuries while more than 150 people remained trapped as of 8pm on Wednesday (local time).