‘Super typhoon’ Dujuan killed two, injured 300 in Taiwan
At least two people were killed and 300 others sustained injuries in Taiwan according to the authorities in the transition from “super typhoon” Dujuan, which reached Tuesday morning the east coast of China.
The storm in the night sowed chaos in northern Taiwan, where half a million people woke up without electricity.
‘Super typhoon’ Dujuan touched Tuesday morning within China Putian in the region on the other side of the Strait of Formosa, said Xinhua news agency, which has not reported any immediate victim.
In Taiwan, the injuries were mainly due to the debris carried by the wind or the result of traffic accidents, said the emergency services of the island, who calculated the death toll at two dead and 324 injured.
Trees were uprooted by strong winds while landslides were caused by torrential rains.
More than 12,000 people were evacuated and nearly 3,000 are still in emergency shelters, according to the island’s authorities.
“Super typhoon” Dujuan was demoted to the stage of “moderate typhoon” stated Tuesday by Taiwanese weather service after its passage on the island.
In August, Typhoon Soudelor left at least eight dead in Taiwan and 21 in China.