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|Tuesday, September 18, 2001, updated at 16:11(GMT+8)|
Typhoon Nari Reported Claiming 30 Lives in TaiwanUp to 23:00 o¡¯clock on September 17, heavy rains brought by Typhoon Nari overnight have caused 30 dead, of which 12 in Taipei city, 10 in Taipei county, and 8 in Keelong, 68 injured with nine missing, according to reports from Taipei.
Typhoon Nari has brought the heaviest rains to Taipei in the last two decades.
As reported, nearly one million families suffered from power failure and more than 520,000 families from water failure with 360,000 telephone users reported connection failure in northern Taiwan. The service industries and industrial areas in northern Taiwan have been affected with the estimated loss to reach NT$10 billion yuan.
Classes were suspended and offices and factories were closed on September 17 in 13 counties and cities in Taiwan. And today they will not start operation in some cities and counties due to the lingering typhoon, and the Taipei stock and exchange markets not to be opened either.
By PD Online Staff Huang Ying
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