Asian typhoons claim 29 lives

TOKYO - Typhoons in Asia claimed at least 29 lives yesterday, with the death toll feared to rise as rescuers searched destroyed homes and buildings for missing persons.

TOKYO - Typhoons in Asia claimed at least 29 lives yesterday, with the death toll feared to rise as rescuers searched destroyed homes and buildings for missing persons.

Figures released by officials gave the death toll in Taiwan as 15, with 13 in Japan and one in China. Japan was suffering its ninth typhoon this season.

In Taiwan rescuers were looking for about 450 villagers whose homes were buried by rock slides.

The National Fire Agency said they found 143 survivors from Hsiaolin village taking shelter on a slope. - Sapa-DPA

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