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Hundreds 'buried alive' in Taiwan

Taiwan officials say about 390 people are feared buried alive in one village as relief work continues after Typhoon Morakot.

It is the first time the government has released its own figure, and it has now promised to send 4,000 extra troops to join the search and rescue teams.

Peter Biles reports.


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