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VIDEO: Six story hotel collapses into river; Typhoon thrashes Asia

A hotel that was six storeys high collapses and is swept away in Chihpen, Taiwan after torrential rain from Typhoon Morakot caused the island’s worst flooding in half a century.

Three people died and 31 were reported missing. 

See the video below.

The 300 guests of the hotel in Chihpen had mercifully been evacuated and all escaped the storm uninjured.

One million people, meanwhile, fled to safety before the same typhoon slammed into China’s south-east coast later yesterday with winds of over 100 kilometres an hour destroying hundreds of homes, uprooting trees and inundating farmland.

Many flights into and out of the country were cancelled and fishing boats were forced to take shelter.

Witnesses said the sky turned completely dark in Beibi, Fujian province, just before the storm made landfall.

Morakot, which means “emerald” in Thai, was weakening last night as it moved northwards towards Shanghai. / THE INDEPENDENT

Photo / AP



Matt on 10/08/2009 5:41am

According to Jeff Masters at he found a news report which said the storm dumped 80inches of rain over 2 days!!

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