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Heavy rain causes disasters in different areas around Taiwan

06-14-2012 22:31 BJT

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While many of the southern provinces have been caught in heavy rain, Taiwan has been no exception. On Wednesday, the rain front that has been affecting Taiwan weakened but it has caused disasters in different areas around Taiwan.

In the southern mountainous areas, the rain triggered mudslides, leaving sunken roads and damaged houses. So far, 7 people have died in the disasters, and 3200 people were forced to leave their homes. In some tourist hotspots, tourists and locals had to be evacuated.

The meteorological centre says the rain front is weakening, but the central and southern mountainous areas are still facing torrential rain.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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