Ty­phoon hits Tai­wan

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

TAIPEI: Su­per ty­phoon Nepar­tak hit Tai­wan yes­ter­day, driv­ing thou­sands of peo­ple from their homes, dis­rupt­ing power sup­ply and forc­ing the can­cel­la­tion of more than 600 flights.

Tele­vi­sion showed images of tipped-over mo­tor­cy­cles and large sign­boards be­ing ripped from build­ings and swept across roads in south­east­ern Tai­wan, where the year’s first ty­phoon made land­fall.

By af­ter­noon, the ty­phoon moved into the Tai­wan Strait, weak­en­ing as it headed to­wards China’s south­east­ern prov­ince of Fu­jian, but flood­ing and winds con­tin­ued to lash the cen­tral and south­ern ar­eas.

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