Typhoon Morakot leaves more than 10,000 missing

Torrential rains from the storm killed at least 41 people in Taiwan, with over 600 more missing, many of whom are feared dead after a massive mudslide buried an entire town.

An additional 23 people were killed in the Philippines and six more in China. Damages from the storm amounted to at least $1.3 billion in China and more than $2.1 billion in Taiwan.

In the Taiwan village of Xiaolin, of its 1,300 residents, about 600 are believed to have died in a mudslide. At least 10,000 others were missing in mountainous areas cutoff from the rest of the country, hundreds of whom are feared dead.


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