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Taipei caught in typhoon

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Strong winds and heavy rain bear down on Taipei as Typhoon Megi makes landfall and injures at least 32 people. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Taipei caught in typhoon


Typhoon Megi made landfall in Taiwan on Tuesday (September 27), injuring more than 32 people.

According to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau, Megi made landfall on Taiwan’s eastern coast at around 1400 local time (0600 GMT).

It is moving at a speed of 22km/h, with winds gusts of up to 198 km/h.

More than 5,300 people have been evacuated, the government’s Central Emergency Operation Centre said, and at least 950,000 households were without electricity, according to the main power supplier, Taiwan Power Co.

Bus and subway services were mostly suspended in the capital, Taipei, while hundreds of international flights were cancelled.

The typhoon is expected to move across Taiwan and head into the Taiwan Strait and on towards China on Wednesday (September 28).

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