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3,000 evacuated because of flash floods in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Flash flooding caused by heavy rain has forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 people across Taiwan and unleashed landslides that have killed four people.

Officials say a landslide Monday in the mountains of Taichung county killed two people in a makeshift shelter. They had previously reported two other deaths in landslide in Nantou county.

The government said Tuesday that 3,000 people have been evacuated from flood-hit areas across the island.

Large swathes of the capital of Taipei were submerged Tuesday in knee-high flood waters after a night of downpours.

The Central Weather Bureau says the torrential rains may last until Wednesday.

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