Taiwan’s government confirmed around 376 people were killed while 254 are still missing after Typhoon Morakot struck about two weeks back, the islands worst flooding.


The figures included are 238 confirmed deaths from the worst-hit southern village of Hsiaolin, where 186 others still remained accounted for, the National Fire Agency said.

President Ma Ying-jeou has called Morakot the worst-ever typhoon to strike Taiwan, saying the scale of the damage was more severe than a 1959 typhoon that killed 667 people and left around 1,000 missing.


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