Taiwan storm's death toll hits 19

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 7:10 am
By: News 9

TAIPEI, Taiwan  -- Taiwanese officials say flash floods triggered by tropical storm Kalmaegi have killed 19 people in Taiwan.

The disaster relief center lists another six people as missing in its Sunday report.

The storm lashed southern Taiwan with torrential rains Friday, triggering flash floods and landslides.

The death toll was raised from 13 to 19.

The center says mudslides buried two houses that killed seven people in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.

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