Typhoon Koinu leaves 190 injured and thousands without power as it passes through southern Taiwan

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He typhoon KoInulocated this Thursday on the southern coast of Taiwanhas so far left 190 people injured and more than 62,000 homes and businesses without electricity, according to the first balance sheet of the island’s authorities.

The majority of the injured suffered damage between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday when they were riding a motorcycle and collided with fallen trees, due to falls due to the wind or the impact of detached branches, according to police and health sources cited by the official agency. CNA.

The worst part during the passage of the typhoon has been suffered by the southern county of Pingtungwhere strong winds knocked down electricity and communications poles, traffic signs and tore off metal roofs.

According to the electric company Taiwan Powerthe storm left 174,459 homes without electricity supply, although the service has begun to be restored and on Thursday morning the number of homes without electricity had been reduced to 62,381.

The passage of KoInu also caused delays and cancellations in air and maritime traffic that affected 42 international and 182 national flights. Inter-island ferry services and those between the two banks of the river were also interrupted. Taiwan Straitwith 136 services on 15 routes suspended for the moment.

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