Typhoon Nesat leaves 103 injured, massive power outages

Taipei--Typhoon Nesat has left 103 people injured across Taiwan, with 521,806 households reporting power outages, the Central Emergency Operation Center said as of 11 a.m. Sunday.

Most of the injured people got hurt after falling down or hit by objects, according to the center.

Two of the victims, one in Taipei and one in Taoyuan, sustained more severe injuries, the center said, adding that the former was struck by an iron bar while outdoors, and the latter fell from a rooftop during repair work.

Meanwhile, power outages have been reported in Yilan County, New Taipei City, Hsinchu City, Taoyuan City, Pingtung County, Hsinchu County and Miaoli County.

Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) has sent over 2,100 repair staff to fix the problems, and as of 11 a.m. Sunday, electricity supply had been restored for 383,087 households.

As the typhoon has left Taiwan, train services also resumed, said the Taiwan Railway Administration.

Services along the east coast and the west coast were restarted at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, respectively, it said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel