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5 DIE AS TYPHOON ROARS INTO TAIWAN

Typhoon Ofelia slammed into eastern Taiwan with 85 mph winds Saturday, killing five people in floods, police and relief officials said. The storm left 30 people dead in the Philippines.

Ofelia also forced 84,600 people to flee their homes in the Philippines as it swept through Luzon island with rain and strong winds, according to the Red Cross and other relief agencies.Saturday night the typhoon was traveling north-northwest of Taipei toward the eastern coast of China.

The hardest-hit community in the Philippines was La Union, 150 miles northwest of Manila, where at least 22 people drowned or were crushed to death in landslides, relief officials said.