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Taiwan mudslide leaves up to 600 missing

In this television image broadcast by ETTV Sunday, a six-storey hotel in Taiwan collapses and plunges into a river after flood waters eroded its base.(See Video Clip)

Morakot downgraded to tropical storm.

As many as 600 people are unaccounted for in Taiwan after a mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot struck a mountain village, a police official and a villager said Monday.

Morakot dumped about two metres of rain on some communities in Taiwan over the weekend before moving on to China, where it forced the evacuation of nearly one million people from coastal areas.

A Taiwanese police official who identified himself by his surname, Wang, told The Associated Press that about 100 people were rescued from a mudslide in Shiao Lin on Sunday. At least 400 people are believed to still be trapped in the area, the official said.

Meanwhile, one of the rescued vi

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Added: Aug-10-2009 Occurred On: Aug-10-2009
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Tags: Morakot, Typhoon, Taiwan, Mudslide, China
Location: Taiwan, Guangdong, China (load item map)
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