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Mudslides hinder Taiwan rescuers

Rescue workers in Taiwan are searching for hundreds of people who are feared buried after mudslides in two mountain villages.

The typhoon struck at the weekend, bringing record amounts of rain, and destroying roads and bridges.

Helicopters have been dropping rescue teams into the area.

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