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Taiwan says typhoon caused over $3 bln losses

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TAIPEI, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Losses from Taiwan floods caused by Typhoon Morakot total T$110 billion ($3.4 billion) so far, Premier Liu Chao-shiuan said on Friday.

Liu did not specify what kind of losses he was referring to.

President Ma Ying-jeou said on Friday he expected the death toll from the typhoon that hit over the weekend to exceed 500, a jump from the official toll of over 100 now as hundreds could be buried in mudslides. (Reporting by Roger Tung; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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