Photos: Typhoon Saola kills at least 14 in Philippines
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Torrential rains from an approaching typhoon battered eastern Taiwan on Wednesday after killing at least 14 people and displacing 154,000 in the Philippines.
At least one death in Taiwan was reported. Local media said a falling tree killed a woman near the southern city of Kaohsiung.
Typhoon Saola was about 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of the coastal city of Hualien in the afternoon and had sustained winds of 137 kph (86 mph) and gusts of 173 kph (109 mph). It was moving slowly but growing stronger and was expected to continue to strengthen.
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