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Taiwan: Soudelor typhoon kills 5 and injures 18501:03

Taiwan: Soudelor typhoon kills 5 and injures 185

Taiwan, Province of China, Various locations
August 8, 2015 at 07:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Typhoon Soudelor killed at least five people and injured at least 185 as it pounded Taiwan with strong winds and torrential rain, Saturday. The National Fire Agency report that four people remain missing.

Among the killed are a mother and her eight-year-old daughter, who were swept out to sea, local news channels reported. Forecasters predicted the winds had a maximum speed of about 125 mph (201 kph), while water levels were elevated by as much as three metres above normal.

As the typhoon was heading to southeast China, more than 163,000 people have reportedly been evacuated. The Chinese National Meteorological Centre issued an orange warning for Soudelor, the second highest warning on the country's system.

Taiwan: Soudelor typhoon kills 5 and injures 18501:03
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Typhoon Soudelor killed at least five people and injured at least 185 as it pounded Taiwan with strong winds and torrential rain, Saturday. The National Fire Agency report that four people remain missing.

Among the killed are a mother and her eight-year-old daughter, who were swept out to sea, local news channels reported. Forecasters predicted the winds had a maximum speed of about 125 mph (201 kph), while water levels were elevated by as much as three metres above normal.

As the typhoon was heading to southeast China, more than 163,000 people have reportedly been evacuated. The Chinese National Meteorological Centre issued an orange warning for Soudelor, the second highest warning on the country's system.

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