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Typhoon Nepartak makes landfall in eastern Taiwan

(Xinhua)    10:18, July 08, 2016

Typhoon Nepartak made landfall early Friday in eastern Taiwan, bringing strong gusts and downpours to the area, said Taiwan's weather bureau.

The first typhoon of the year landed at 5:50 a.m. Friday in Taitung, packing winds of up to 191 km per hour and gusts of up to 234 km per hour, it said.

The typhoon was moving northwestward at a speed of 11 km per hour.

All general train services in the island were suspended Friday, with commuter trains resuming operation after 5:00 p.m. Friday, said the island's railways authority late night Thursday. The island's high-speed train service was suspended for the whole day on Friday.

Classes were suspended and citizens had one-day off across the island on Friday.

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