31 Jul '17, 5am

Toa Payoh resident finds screws scattered near carpark after one pierces his foot

TAIPEI - One person was missing and 131 were injured after a weekend of storms unleashed by back-to-back Typhoon Nesat and Tropical Storm Haitang , reported Taiwan media on Monday (July 31). Rescuers were looking for a man missing after a motorbike accident near a flooded area in the southernmost Pingtung county where accumulated rainfall had topped 663.5 mm as of 8 am , Central News Agency reported, citing information released by the Central Emergency Operation Centre. As of 1pm on Monday, Taipei accounted for 54 of the injured, followed by the north-eastern country of Yilan with 52, the central city of Taichung with 11, and 10 in the northern Taoyuan City, the semi-official news agency said. Meanwhile more than 5,00 people in Kaohsiung had been evacuated as of Monday morning as Tropical Storm Haitang brought heavy rainfall to Taiwan's second-largest city. Get The Straits...

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