Deadly Typhoon hits Taiwan, 3 Dead and over 100 Injured

Deadly Typhoon hits Taiwan, 3 Dead and over 100 Injured

Typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan’s east coast on Friday, leaving 3 dead and over 100 injured, as well as forcing evacuations and disrupting services. The storm came ashore in southeastern Taiwan as the equivalent of a Category 4 just after 6:30 a.m. local time Friday morning, but has been downgraded several levels as it moves toward China.

More than 15,000 people had to leave their homes as hundreds of flights were cancelled and offices and schools shut. The typhoon packed winds of up to 198km/h (123mph) and made landfall just before 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Thursday) in eastern Taitung.

The storm is expected to hit China’s Fujian province by Saturday morning. The storm has now weakened to a medium-strength typhoon, according to the island’s Central Weather Bureau and should be a tropical storm upon reaching China.

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