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Typhoon Batters Taiwan; 1 Dead, 1 Missing, 46 Hurt


Typhoon Longwang is swirling toward mainland China after pounding Taiwan Sunday, leaving one person dead, one missing, and 46 injured while disrupting flights and downing power lines.

Officials say a 60-year-old man died after he was hit by flying debris. A woman is missing and feared dead after being washed away by flash floods in the central town of Hoping.

Authorities say most of the injuries were caused by flying debris.

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said the typhoon made landfall early Sunday and left in the afternoon.

The foreign ministry says the storm interrupted Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's flight home from a two-week trip abroad. Officials said he landed on the Indonesian island of Bali Sunday rather than fly to Taiwan. The ministry says the president will stay in Bali until the weather clears in Taiwan.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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