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Hopes fading for Taiwan survivors


Hopes are fading that rescuers in Taiwan will be able to save hundreds of people trapped by mudslides and floods after Typhoon Morakot.

A week after the storm hit the island, the official death toll is 120, but President Ma Ying-jeou has said the final figure could exceed 500.

Cindy Sui reports from Hsiaolin.


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