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Half A Million Without Power As Super Typhoon Sweeps Taiwan

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Two people have been killed and over 300 injured  as the super typhoon’ Dujuan sweeps across northern Taiwan

About half a million Taiwanese are without electricity and 12,000 have been displaced.

Many of the injured in Taiwan were hit by flying debris or involved in traffic accidents according to the emergency operation centre said.

RT reports: The storm also hit the Chinese coastal city of Putian on Tuesday morning, according to Xinhua, but no reports of damage followed.

In Taiwan, flying debris was thrown about like paper, with gusts of wind so strong they knocked people off their feet, tore up trees and smashed windows. Multiple landslides were also registered.

Two people were killed and the latest information from Xinhua puts the number of injured at 324.

While half a million remain without power, the initial figure was close to two million people.

Some 3,000 temporary shelters have been set up for the displaced.

Over the course of two days, massive devastation was caused by the disaster, with gigantic waves damaging a seaside hotel, as well as the capital Taipei’s famous 101 skyscraper. The natural disaster also caused a 20-story crane to collapse in the city of Hsinchu, although no one was hurt.