Tag Archives: Typhoon Morakot

China landslide crushes buildings

Rescuers worked through the night to pull people from the rubble. At least six apartment blocks have collapsed following landslides in eastern China, trapping an unknown number of people, state media reports. Officials say they have managed to pull six

Typhoon Morakot sparks exodus: up to 1,000 missing in Taiwan

Fears were growing for 1,000 villagers in southern Taiwan who were declared ‘missing’ on Monday after a typoon resulted in a landslide that buried up to 200 houses under a wall of mud. Typhoon Morakot has battered the Philippines, Taiwan

Troops deployed as Taiwan suffers worst flooding in 50 years

Taiwan’s government mobilised troops Sunday to rescue tens of thousands of residents trapped in the island’s worst flooding in 50 years, which left one person dead and at least 29 missing, officials said. Typhoon Morakot pounded Taiwan over the weekend