TAIPEI - About 700 aborigines were trapped
in a remote Taiwan village after heavy rains brought by tropical storm
Meranti triggered landslides, as weathermen issued a warning against the
Meranti dumped over 350 millimetres (14
inches) of rain over the past 24 hours in Chinfeng, Taima and Tajen township
in southeast Taiwan's Taitung county, an area still reeling from last year's
devastating Typhoon Morakot.
"Since Wednesday, rain has kept
falling in the area," Hsu Yu-chang, an official at the Taitung county
government, told AFP.
The downpour caused landslides, cutting