Two killed, over 300 injured in Taiwan typhoon

Taipei, Sep 29 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 324 others injured as typhoon Dujuan battered Taiwan, officials said on <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Tuesday.

According to the Central Emergency Operation Centre, a 70-year-old man died from head injuries in New Taipei after he was blown over by strong winds, and a worker in Taichung fell to his death in gusty winds at a construction site in Taichung, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Taiwan News online reported.

Meanwhile, a group of six hikers who went mountain climbing in Hualien on <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>September 25 still remain unaccounted for. They were scheduled to return on <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>September 30, the centre added.

More than 540,000 households around Taiwan were still without electricity as of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Tuesday morning despite efforts by <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to restore power, the state-run electric utility said.

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