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Typhoon Koinu kills 1, injures over 300
Posted on 2023-10-06 07:32:13
More than 27-thousand households islandwide are without power at the moment,
according to Taiwan Power.

Over one third of them are in Ping-tung County, while some 8-thousand are in
Jia-yi and 4,500 in Taitung.

The state-run company says 390-thousand households lost power at one point
during the past two days when Typhoon Koinu hit southern Taiwan.

The typhoon is now some 290 kilometers west of the southern tip E-luan-bi and
continues moving to the west toward Hong Kong at a speed of 8 kilometers an

The Central Weather Administration's sea warning for the Taiwan Strait, the
Ba-shi Channel and the seas around Dong-sha islands remains in place.

The CWA says the typhoon's outer bands can still bring torrential rain to
Taitung today and heavy rain to Yi-lan, Hualian and Pingtung.

Taitung's Bei-nan Township has already had an accumulated rainfall of 90
millimeters so far today, and some 430 millimeters over the past 31 hours.

Meanwhile the Central Emergency Operation Center has reported one death and
304 injured due to the typhoon.

It has also recieved nearly 2,900 reports related to the typhoon, and 1,200
of them were about trees fallen on roads, and 730 were related to damaged

230 international and domestic flights were canceled, and railway and highway
transportation were also seriously affected by the typhoon.

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