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Death toll from Typhoon Megi in Taiwan rises as new body found

2010-10-24 09:02:44 GMT2010-10-24 17:02:44 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

TAIPEI, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Fire control authorities of Taiwan's Ilan County announced Sunday that rescuers had found a body along the Suao-Hualien Highway.

A woman was found dead Sunday morning, increasing the number of deaths from the typhoon Megi to 13 on the island.

The Taiwan local authorities believe the dead woman was a local teacher.

Typhoon Megi has brought continuous and heavy rains to Taiwan over recent days, resulting in landslides along the Suao-Hualien Highway. Still 20 tourists from the Chinese mainland cannot be contacted, however other stranded Chinese mainland tourists have been rescued.

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