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Typhoon Soulik stuck Taiwan, Killed one and injured 21

Jul 13, 2013 12:12 IST

Typhoon Soulik: Struck Taiwan

Typhoon Soulik struck Taiwan on 12 July 2013 and brought in heavy torrential rain and strong wind killing one person and leaving injured 21.  

Due to the extreme weather conditions, more than 8500 people were evacuated from the mountains and other dangerous areas. This is the first typhoon, to hit Taiwan in 2013.

Typhoon Soulik is a medium-force typhoon with wind speeds of around 173 kilometre per hour. The strong winds and heavy rain caused electricity disruptions, a run on food and essential supplies in supermarkets, and uprooted trees and signs in some areas.

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