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Flooding in Taiwan kills 7

Monday, 27 August, 2018, 12:05
Flooding in Taiwan kills 7

Heavy rain in central and southern Taiwan has caused flooding, killing at least 7 people and injuring 116 others.

A low-pressure system brought downpours from Thursday through Sunday.

The cities of Chiayi and Tainan saw more than 300 millimeters of rain. Some areas observed up to 900 millimeters.

Authorities say a large area of land has been submerged, and the 7 victims include an elderly man.

Weather officials warn it will continue to rain on Monday.

Flooding in Taiwan kills 7