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Typhoon Soulik kills two in Taiwan

Typhoon Soulik has left two people dead, one missing and 104 others injured since it hit the northern part of Taiwan Saturday, authorities said.

Published: 14th July 2013 08:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2013 08:58 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Typhoon Soulik has left two people dead, one missing and 104 others injured since it hit the northern part of Taiwan Saturday, authorities said.

The island's disaster emergency centre said one victim was a police officer who was hit on the head by a falling brick and died after hospital treatment failed, Xinhua reported.

The other was a 54-year-old woman who fell from the top floor of a building and died in a hospital.

Soulik hit the region between Yilan county and Xinbei city Saturday, bringing strong wind and rainstorms.

The typhoon affected the transport service in Taiwan. About 200 flights were delayed and 154 were cancelled in Taoyuan Airport near Taipei while highways were blocked because of toppled trees and landslides.

Bad weather also cut off power supply of about one million households.

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