Powerful storm hits Taiwan, millions without power, six dead


  • World
  • Saturday, 08 Aug 2015

People hold umbrellas in heavy rain as Typhoon Soudelor approaches, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

TAIPEI/YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six.

Four people were missing and 101 were injured, authorities said. Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled and more than 9,900 people were evacuated from their homes.

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