10 May '11, 1pm

Taiwan 'prophet' starts disaster countdown

Taiwan 'prophet' starts disaster countdown

A self-proclaimed Taiwanese 'prophet' on Tuesday started the countdown for what he said would be a huge earthquake as workers moved tonnes of bottled water and other supplies to makeshift shelters. -- PHOTO: AFP PULI (Taiwan) - A SELF-PROCLAIMED Taiwanese 'prophet' on Tuesday started the countdown for what he said would be a huge earthquake as workers moved tonnes of bottled water and other supplies to makeshift shelters. 'The final countdown has started,' Wang Chao-hung, better known to his followers and the public as 'Teacher Wang", told AFP in the central Taiwanese town of Puli, home to about 80,000 people. The 54-year-old said a 14-magnitude killer quake would strike the island at 10:42:37 Wednesday morning (10.42am Singapore time), killing at least one million people. 'It will have enormous consequences for most countries around the Pacific,' Mr Wang said. Five days l...

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