Tue, Aug 11, 2009 - Page 3 News List

Agricultural losses exceed NT$5 billion

COUNTING THE COST Farmers have been hit hard, with 43,527 hectares affected; 432 schools have been damaged and the Hongyeh Hot Spring Zone has been buried

By Meggie Lu  /  STAFF REPORTER

The Hongyeh (紅葉) Hot Spring Zone has been buried in a mudflow.

The bureau also estimated that the damage to hotels in Nantou, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Taitung had reached NT$137 million.

Meanwhile, 16 Chinese tourists were reported to be trapped in Alishan (阿里山) and 81 tourists were stranded on Green Island and Liouciou Island as they waited for boat services to resume.

ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY SHELLEY SHAN AND FLORA WANG

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