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Deadly typhoon unleashes mudslides and flooding in Taiwan

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Deadly typhoon unleashes mudslides and flooding in Taiwan


A powerful typhoon has hit Taiwan, leaving at least four people dead and many more injured.

Video showed a mountain village bing engulfed as a mudslide swept away everything in its path.

Typhoon Soudelor has pummeled the island, bring strong winds and heavy rain.

Power has been cut to two million households.

Most injuries have been caused by falling or flying debris.

In the capital Taipei, bus and subway services have been stopped.

Typhoons are common at this time of year in the South China Sea and Pacific, picking up strength from warm waters before losing strength over land.

Flying mopeds in Taiwan

Cargo planes lifted off the tarmac at Taipei Airport

Soudelor is expected to hit China on Saturday night.

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