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Extra troops for Taiwan rescue

The Taiwanese government is sending more than 4,000 extra soldiers to speed up rescue efforts after last weekend's deadly Typhoon Morakot.

Hundreds of people feared buried by mudslides in the south of the country have been found alive.

But Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou - who visited the rescue operation centre in Qishan - said hundreds more were likely to have died.

Alastair Leithead reports

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