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One dead, over 300 injured as Typhoon Koinu sweeps Taiwan

Updated on: 06 October,2023 09:30 AM IST  |  Taipei
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Gusts of wind downed trees and caused damage to some buildings

One dead, over 300 injured as Typhoon Koinu sweeps Taiwan

A car passes by power lines downed by the high winds from Typhoon Koinu. Pic/AP

Typhoon Koinu swept southern Taiwan on Thursday, killing one person and injuring more than 300 as it brought pounding rain and record-breaking winds to the island, leading to school and office closures.

One person was killed by flying glass in the central city of Taichung and at least 304 were injured around the island, Taiwan’s fire department said. Gusts of wind downed trees and caused damage to some buildings.

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Koinu, which means “puppy” in Japanese, made landfall early Thursday in Cape Eluanbi, the southernmost tip of Taiwan, and is expected to weaken as it moves west toward the Guangdong and Fujian provinces of southern China. The typhoon brought the fastest wind ever recorded in Taiwan as it approached on Wednesday night.

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