A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Hualien city, Taiwan yesterday, 18 April
Following the tragedy, a video of three nurses attempting to protect newborns during the quake has gone viral
Sin Chew Daily reported that nurses from a confinement retreat house in Xizhi district were seen rushing to secure the bassinets during the quake.
They were also seen carrying and comforting the newborns in the bassinets.
The CCTV footage, which was uploaded onto YouTube yesterday, has garnered over 310,000 views at the time of writing.
The women have since been hailed as heroes by netizens, who labeled them as "angels"
"All praise and respect to the selfless angels who protected the newborns as if they were their own," one netizen said, according to Sin Chew Daily.
A mother also expressed her gratitude towards the women for their bravery.
"As a mother, thank you to all the nurses, this is too touching!" she said.