Wulai residents trapped after traffic cut, 100 unaccounted for

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/09
By: Sunrise Huang, Wang Hung-kuo and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) People in Wulai District in New Taipei said Sunday there are still 201508090023t0001100 people living in a mountainous part of the district who have not been heard from since Saturday when their village was hit by a severe landslide caused by Typhoon Soudelor.

A search for the residents in the Xiaoyi village has been launched, with a rescue team organized by National Airborne Service Corps, National Fire Agency and New Taipei City government having been flown to the mountain for the mission, according to the city government.

The team is focusing on the search for four households, whose “houses all disappeared” while the terrain on which the residences were situated changed during heavy rains and strong winds caused by the typhoon, New Taipei fire department official Chen Chung-yueh (陳崇岳) said.     [FULL  STORY]

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