"Flash mudslides surged into the village. About 10 of the homes were half buried but people were evacuated last night and are in safe shelters," a spokesman for Taoyuan fire agency told.

Almost 700,000 homes remained without power across Taiwan with torrential rains leaving some areas waist-deep in water.
The typhoon was pushing through central Taiwan towards the mainland Chinese province of Fujian, where 158,000 people have already been evacuated.

An eight-year-old girl and her mother had become the first casualties when they were swept out to sea and died as the storm approached.
Thousands have been evacuated, with 1,300 people in temporary shelters across the island. All schools and workplaces were shut today.
"I've never seen such a powerful typhoon in my 60 years of life," one elderly woman in eastern Taitung told the media.
The strongest winds were in Suao, where gusts reached 237 kilometres per hour, the weather bureau said.
At least 80 international flights have been canceled and high-speed rail services were halted.
As the storm moved west it snapped turbines and brought down 65 meter high towers at a wind farm in Taichung, images on a media showed.
More than 4,000 people were evacuated as the storm approached, including 2,000 tourists who were pulled out of the popular outlying Green Island and Orchid Island.


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