BEIJING (dpa-AFX) - Typhoon Soudelor, one of the strongest on the planet so far, has brought fierce winds and heavy rainfall in eastern part of Taiwan. The category 3 hurricane made a landfall in eastern Taiwan on Saturday morning.
The Typhoon has brought strong winds of 240 kilometres per hour and rainfall of more than 780 mm.
A young girl and his mother are feared dead. Many are missing in north-eastern parts of the country. Thousands have been evacuated. Government has warned of flooding and landslides.
Authorities have deployed more than 35,000 military personnel for aiding in evacuations. Schools and government offices are closed and at least one million homes lost power. Airlines have rescheduled or cancelled their flights, while railways have stopped service, including high speed trains.
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