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From the side of the road leading to the former village of Shiao Lin, a woman cried as she viewed the flattened plain of mud where homes once stood.

"All of my relatives -- including my older brother -- are gone," cried Luo Yong Ling. "Only my brother's son is alive. More than 10 of my relatives and just one left."

Local authorities estimate scores of people were buried when a massive mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot covered the village. As many as 200 people from Shiao Lin could be trapped under five stories of mud, said Wang Yuchi, a spokesman for President Ma Ying Jeou. Read full article »

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