28 Aug '11, 8am

Pictures: Taiwan evacuates thousands as typhoon approaches

Pictures: Taiwan evacuates thousands as typhoon approaches

Rescuers continue their search and rescue after the retaining wall of a dumpsite collapsed during the height of Typhoon Nanmadol, locally named Mina, struck Asin road in Baguio city, north of Manila. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Sunday that at least seven people were killed including the four people at the collapsed dumpsite. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan evacuated thousands of people from remote villages on Sunday as a typhoon which has left at least seven people dead in the Philippines approached, packing torrential rain and fierce winds. The authorities pulled some 2,500 villagers from the east and south of the island, the Central Emergency Centre said, with Typhoon Nanmadol forecast to make landfall in eastern Taiwan on Tuesday. A Singapore-bound flight and 22 domestic services have been cancelled while shipping tran...

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