Windsor Star

TYPHOON SLAMS TAIWAN

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A powerful typhoon pounded Taiwan on Sunday with fierce winds and torrential rains, leaving at least two people missing and 17 others injured, officials said.

Traffic was severely disrupted as Typhoon Sinlaku made landfall in northeaste­rn Ilan county early Sunday, packing winds of up to 173 k/h, the Central Weather Bureau said.

TV reports said two small cars carrying an unknown number of people had been washed away by a river after a bridge collapsed in central Taiwan.

Hundreds of domestic and internatio­nal flights have been cancelled on the island.

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