Typhoon Megi hits China, four killed in Taiwan


Typhoon Megi hits many areas of Taiwan on Tuesday and led to heavy rain and strong winds of 162 kilometres per hour.

Alert has been issued by the authorities in several areas of Taiwan which is prone to landslides and flooding, said National Fire Agency Director-General Chen Wen-lung.

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Around 268 people have become wounded which includes eight Japanese Tourists. Three people suffered fatal falls and a fourth person died in a truck crash, said Lee Wei-sen, a spokesman for Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operations Center.

Typhoon Megi hit the areas of Taiwan for upto 500 kilometers (310 miles) while the rainfall hit the areas for 300 millimeters (12 inches) in the south and eastern mountains of Taiwan.

More than 8,000 individuals have safed their life by evacuating from the dangerous areas, Chen said.

On Tuesday, more than 2.9 million family units lost force, however 976,000 had been reestablished, as indicated by Taiwan's Central News Agency.

More than 121 flights were deferred and 253 crossed out at Taoyuan International Airport, and seven were redirected to other Taiwanese airplane terminals. Powers had shut schools, workplaces and the vast majority of Taiwan's railroad framework.

Megi is the fourth hurricane of the year to hit Taiwan.

On the Chinese coast, around 160 kilometers (100 miles) from Taiwan at its closest point, angling vessels were requested back to port, China's legitimate Xinhua News Agency said.

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