Two killed, over 300 injured in Taiwan typhoon

Taipei, Sep 29 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 324 others injured as typhoon Dujuan battered Taiwan, officials said on Tuesday.

According to the Central Emergency Operation Centre, a 70-year-old man died from head injuries in New Taipei after he was blown over by strong winds, and a worker in Taichung fell to his death in gusty winds at a construction site in Taichung, Taiwan News online reported.

Meanwhile, a group of six hikers who went mountain climbing in Hualien on September 25 still remain unaccounted for. They were scheduled to return on September 30, the centre added.

More than 540,000 households around Taiwan were still without electricity as of Tuesday morning despite efforts by Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to restore power, the state-run electric utility said.

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