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At least four dead as Typhoon Soudelor hits Taiwan

A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan last night killing at least four people, officials said.

Typhoon Soudelor hit early Saturday morning bringing up to 1,000mm (39 inches) and winds of up 124mph and around two million people are without power.

Forecasters predict the typhoon could be worse than Hurricane Katrina.

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At least two dead as Typhoon Soudelor hits Taiwan

A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan last night killing at least two people, officials said.

The damage caused by Typhoon Soudelor. Credit: APTN

Typhoon Soudelor hit early Saturday morning bringing up to 1,000mm (39 inches) and winds of up 124mph.

A road sign lies on the floor. Credit: APTN

On Twitter people there said the winds were so strong their beds were shaking.

The wind was too much for many trying to walk in the conditions. Credit: Reuters

Around two million people are believed to be without power and one local told Reuters it was "one of the worst typhoons I have ever seen".

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