Rescue workers on Thursday found the bodies of three people who went missing following a mudslide in Kaohsiung during Typhoon Megi, bringing the typhoon death toll to seven.
The bodies of 86-year-old Shih Fu-yin (???), his 82-year-old wife Shih Wu-luan (???) and their 50-year-old son Shih Chia-li (???) were found in a room on the first floor of their home in Kaohsiung's Yanchao District, according to the Kaohsiung City Fire Bureau.
Wang Tsung-chan (???), captain of the fire bureau's Fourth Corps, said all three bodies were found in Shih Wu-luan's room, meaning that Shih's husband and son may have been trying to help her escape when the mudslide tore through their home and engulfed them.
The first floor of the two-story house was almost completely covered in rocks and mud. Backhoes were dispatched to the site on Wednesday, after the authorities received reports that the three might have been buried by the mudslide.
In addition to the seven fatalities, Typhoon Megi, which battered Taiwan on Tuesday, left 625 people injured and more than 4.1 million households without power.
Among the dead, one man in Chiayi County was killed by falling scaffolding, while an employee of a yacht company in Chiayi died when his yacht capsized while he was inspecting the Zengwen Dam.
A man in Pingtung County perished when his truck collided with another vehicle, and a man in Yunlin County died when he fell from the roof of his home as he was attempting to repair it.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel