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Over 200 Typhoon-stranded Mainland Tourists Still in Danger in Taiwan

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More than 200 mainland tourists, stranded by Typhoon Megi, were still in danger in Taiwan by early Friday morning, with at least 19 of them out of contact and a tour bus stuck in a caved-in road, Taiwan tourism authorities said.

More than 500 mainland tourists of 24 tour groups have been stranded by heavy rains since Thursday.

Rescue teams, composed of soldiers and fire fighters, have been transporting food by foot over the caved-in roads to the stranded people.

Taiwan meteorological department said heavy rains and strong winds will continue to wreak havoc in the island Friday, while Saturday would see the rains easing.

(Xinhua News Agency October 22, 2010)

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