Taiwan: Cliff search for typhoon victims

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The Independent Online

Rescuers rappelled down a cliff yesterday trying to trace 21 Chinese tourists whose bus is believed to have tumbled off a narrow coastal road in Taiwan as a fierce typhoon lashed east Asia last week.

Rescue officials told reporters that they have found one body and assorted body parts in the area, but no definitive identifications have yet been made. Debris from the bus found along the rocky slope suggests the vehicle may have fallen off the road and into the sea more than 300 yards below.