Skip to comments.Hundreds 'buried alive' in Taiwan
Posted on 08/13/2009 9:49:57 PM PDT by americanophile
More than 390 people are believed to have been buried alive in the village worst affected by a massive mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot.
A National Fire Agency disaster relief centre spokesman told the BBC's Cindy Sui of the fears for Hsiaolin Village.
This is the first time the government has released a firm estimate on the number of people they believe might have been killed.
Thousands of people are still stranded by the worst by mudslides and floods.
The typhoon struck Taiwan at the weekend, causing the worst flooding in 50 years, and leaving at least 116 people confirmed dead. The floods have washed out roads, snapped bridges and sent low-rise buildings crashing into rivers, the disaster agency says.
Hundreds of survivors have been airlifted from Hsiaolin village, which was hit by a massive mudslide that covered all but two houses, cutting off road and telecommunication links.
Help on way?
The Taiwanese government said it had received offers of help from the international community, including the European Union and the United States.
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I do not want to hear that this is Bush’s fault.
"Ma Ying-jeou doesn't care about Chinese people."
It’s really Gore’s fault — he caused global warming.
What has Obama done for them?
Ah, he’s busy trying to pass his death bill discussed as “universal health care”. Less people makes Obama HAPPY!
Beijing might take advantage of the discontent with the Taiwanese government.
It is horrible. BUt as Dr. Emannuel would say, look at all the people that don’t need health care anymore.
Prayers : (
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