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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-08-13

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  • [01] Taiwan Battling against Time

  • [01] Taiwan Battling against Time

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    Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:37

    Taiwan rescue crews are sparing no efforts to save victims of Morakat typhoon. In the meantime the government has appealed for international technical assistance to help rescue more than 2,000 people stranded after Typhoon Morakot caused major mudslides. The number of confirmed dead stands at 108 so far but it is expected to rise dramatically while 61 remain missing according to official announcement. There is fear that hundreds of people are buried by mudslides in at least one remote village. Hundreds of people feared buried by mudslides in the south of the country have been found alive.

    Military helicopters have been dropping provisions and moving survivors in devastated regions o safety. The Taiwanese government is sending more than 4.000 extra soldiers - already 10.000 trying under difficult conditions to rescue survivors- to speed up rescue efforts after last weekend's deadly Typhoon Morakot.

    The National Fire Agency said 30 bodies were found in a hot spring resort in south Taiwan.

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    About 6,500 people were found stranded in a village near Alishan, a scenic mountain area popular with tourists, Taiwan's Central News Agency said.

    Hundreds of people are missing in remote villages in south Taiwan, many feared dead buried by mudslides and rocks that covered Siao Lin village on Monday.

    The storm also hit mainland China, where about 1.5 million people were evacuated from coastal areas, eight people died in flooding and up to 10,000 homes were destroyed.

    Source: Reuters, ΑNA-ΜPA

    BBC: Taiwan appeals for foreign help

    News item: 25753


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