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Typhoon Soulik hits Taiwan

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 00:38

July 13 - Typhoon Soulik batters Taiwan, killing at least one and knocking out power to thousands. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Typhoon Soulik killed one police officer and damaged buildings in Taiwan on Saturday (July 13) after it swept through the island bringing strong winds and torrential rain overnight. Fifty-year-old police officer Chen Chin-jong died after falling bricks caused a serious head injury as he returned home from duty early on Saturday morning. A fire broke out at a factory in New Taipei City, but no one was injured. Soulik caused floods in the north-eastern parts of Taiwan, leaving more than 780,000 households without electricity. As of 0215 GMT, Soulik's centre was located 60 kilometres (37 miles) north-west of Taiwan, moving at the speed of 25 kph (15.5 mph), according to the Central Weather Bureau. Soulik is currently rated a category 1 typhoon on a scale of five and is expected to weaken into a tropical storm in 24 hours, according to the Tropical Storm Risk website.

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Typhoon Soulik hits Taiwan

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 00:38