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    Typhoon Dujuan Kills Two, Injures Over 300 in Taiwan

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    According to reports, two people were killed, while over 300 were injured by a powerful typhoon Dujuan which swept Taiwan.

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    BEIJING (Sputnik) Two people were killed, while over 300 were injured by a powerful typhoon Dujuan which swept Taiwan, the BBC news portal reported Tuesday.

    According to the media, some areas received over 900mm of rain in just one day on Monday, which is about one-third the average annual rainfall for Taiwan.

    About 1.8 million homes lost power during the typhoon, which brought gusts of up to 227kph (141mph), the media reported.

    Around 3.000 people, mostly tourists, were evacuated from Taiwan's Green Island and Orchid Island on Sunday, with around 4.000 more moved from vulnerable areas on Monday, according to the media.

    Authorities have warned there is still a danger from strong waves whipped up by the storm, the media said.


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