Taiwan: Farm sector suffers losses of USD41 mln

Taiwan authorities are rushing to repair roads in the mountainous hot spring town of Wulai on Monday.

1,100 people in Wulai are without electricity or water, after Typhoon Soudelor ripped through the island. More than four tonnes of supplies have been flown into Wulai -- mostly instant noodles, bread, and water. 

Soudelor caused at least eight deaths in Taiwan, as it flooded rivers, ripped up trees, and triggered landslides. It also knocked out power to a record 4.3 million households. Taiwan's farming sector is estimated to have suffered about 41 million US dollars of losses from the typhoon, mainly destroying banana and pomelo crops.