Torrential rain lashes Taiwan

Flooding has plagued parts of eastern Asia over the last few days.

Last updated: 22 May 2014 09:03
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Two days of torrential rain has caused widespread flooding in Taiwan. [Reuters]

Heavy rain has poured across eastern Asia over the last week.

China’s Guangdong province has seen some of the more persistent downpours. Flooding has been a major problem in the province.

Over the past two days, however, it has been Taiwan which has seen the worst of the weather. Taipei recorded an eye-watering 416mm of rain in just 48 hours.

Tourists have been left stranded as parts of the island flooded.

Local Taiwanese broadcaster CTS showed footage of stranded tourists being rescued from a camp site in Taiwan's Yunlin County on Wednesday.


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