The third typhoon to hit Taiwan this month killed at least four people and injured hundreds more Thursday. Typhoon Megi, packing winds of more than 100 mph, raked the island, knocking down trees and cutting power to millions.
A motorcyclist falls along a road as Typhoon Megi hits Hualien, eastern Taiwan, Sept. 27, 2016.Photo: Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Reuters reported schools and offices were shut and the north-south bullet train suspended services.
A damaged tent is see as Typhoon Megi hits Hualien, eastern Taiwan, Sept. 27, 2016. Photo: Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Air travel also was disrupted and financial markets were closed.
Emergency officials said at least 329 people were injured and more than 14,000 evacuated. Some 3 million households were without power and more than 72,000 were without water.
A man walks his bike on a suspension bridge in Bitan, in the New Taipei City, as Typhoon Megi approaching the east Taiwan on Sept. 27, 2016.Photo: Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images
A motorcyclist rides past advertisement banners damaged by Typhoon Megi in Hualien, eastern Taiwan Sept. 27, 2016.Photo: Tyrone Siu/Reuters
“We would very much like Apple to come and have a base in India, they have a base in China, and China is under stress,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s minister of communications and information technology.