Storm Nepartak kills 3, harms more than 300 in Taiwan

Three people have died and 311 others were injured in Taiwan as Typhoon Nepartak made landfall in the island's southeast early Friday.

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A resident is hit by splashing water from a bank at a scenic spot in Zhoushan City of east China's Zhejiang Province, July 10, 2015 . Typhoon Chan-Hom is expected to land somewhere between Sanmen and Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang Province on Saturday afternoon, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast. (Xinhua/Wu Linhong) (zwx)
A resident is hit by splashing water from a bank at a scenic spot in Zhoushan City of east China's Zhejiang Province, July 10, 2015 . Typhoon Chan-Hom is expected to land somewhere between Sanmen and Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang Province on Saturday afternoon, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast. (Xinhua/Wu Linhong) (zwx)
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The three fatalities were a 39-year-old man who fell into a lake and was drowned in Hualien county, a 71-year-old woman who died from severe injuries after being hit by a falling wardrobe in Taitung, and a man who fell into the sea in Lienchang county, said the island’s disaster emergency operation center.

The typhoon caused power outages for more than half a million households. Power has not been resumed for nearly 20,000 households, it added.

The typhoon caused losses of more than 700 million new Taiwan dollars (21.8 million U.S. dollars) in the agricultural sector in the island.

Nepartak made landfall in Taitung in southeastern Taiwan at 5:50 a.m. Friday, packing winds of up to 191 km per hour. It crossed the Taiwan Strait and landed again in Fujian Province on Saturday afternoon, with winds of up to about 100 km per hour. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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