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Taiwan flooding leaves 5 dead

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 00:56

June 12 - Torrential rains have submerged parts of Taiwan, causing flooding and landslides that have left at least five dead. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Torrential rains are wracking parts of Taiwan, with landslides and flooding leaving at least five dead. Flooding has devastated bridges and roads throughout the country. 300 were left stranded in a local village when this river burst its banks, washing the bridge away. Rescuers found this pregnant woman and her child stranded in deep water under a bridge as the rains continued. Local residents in New Taipei City were seen trying to sweep flood water away from their homes overnight. Agricultural damage has totalled nearly 100,000 U.S. dollars so far. Many businesses and schools were shut across the island, amid heightened fears of more landslides. Sarah Sheffer, Reuters

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Taiwan flooding leaves 5 dead

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 00:56