By: Yang Shu-min and Christie Chen
Taipei, June 6 (CNA) Agricultural losses in Taiwan from days of torrential rain has
reached NT$163.52 million (US$5.42 million), the Council of Agriculture (COA) said, citing estimates valid as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Nantou County in central Taiwan suffered the heaviest losses at NT$40.30 million, or 25 percent of total national losses, the COA said.
Yunlin County reported NT$28.79 million in agricultural losses, followed by New Taipei City with NT$20.32 million, Taitung County with NT$16.74 million and Yilan County with NT$16.33 million, the COA said.
Crop damage accounted for most of the losses, with 4,136 hectares of farmland and NT$112.08 million worth of crops damaged, according to the COA. [FULL STORY]