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Typhoon Meranti paralysis Taiwan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Taipei, Sept 14: Typhoon Meranti paralysed southern Taiwan on Wednesday after floods damaged buildings and infrastructure, a media report said. Taiwan deployed some 20,000 soldiers, evacuated 20,629 persons from Green Island, Orchid Island and eastern Taiwan, EFE news reported. According to the tiol Commission for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), more than 20,000 households were left without water and electricity. Flights and railway services were postponed, while schools and government agencies have been shut on Wednesday. Due to strong waves in the seas around southern Taiwan fishing and transport boats were suspended. With a radius of 200 km, the typhoon was carrying maximum sustained winds of 209 kmph, with gusts of up to 263 kmph, according to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau. (IANS)

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