Typhoon Dujuan leaves 2 dead, over 300 injured in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/29
By: Liu Shi-yi and Jay Chen

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Typhoon Dujuan left 2 people dead and 324 others injured when it 201509290007t0001barreled across Taiwan late Monday and early Tuesday, the Central Emergency Operation Center said.

Six people who had gone hiking in the mountains are unaccounted for.

A 70-year-old man died from head injuries in New Taipei after he was blown over by strong winds, and a worker in Taichung fell to his death in gusty winds at a construction site in Taichung, the center said.

Most of those who were hurt sustained their injuries when they were hit by falling sign boards or in traffic accidents caused by rainy or windy conditions, the center said.

A group of six hikers who went mountain climbing in Hualien on Sept. 25 remain out of contact, the center said. They were scheduled to return on Sept. 30.

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