대만 당국은 태풍 제7호 '갈매기'로 최소 7명이 사망했다고 18일 밝혔습니다.

17일 오후 대만 대륙을 강타해 엄청난 바람과 비를 뿌려 홍수와 산사태가 발생했었습니다.

사망자 가운데는 남부 카오시웅 시의 집에서 산사태로 묻힌 한 살짜리 영아도 포함돼 있습니다.

대만 군인 한 명도 중부 태청시에서 배수구에 빠져 사망했습니다.

또한 수해 지역에서 배로 구조되던 남녀를 포함해 이번 폭풍우로 6명이 실종됐습니다.

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Authorities in Taiwan now say at least seven people are dead in the the wake of the storm known as Kalmaegi.

The storm struck the island late Thursday as a typhoon, slamming into Taiwan with heavy winds and rains, triggering flash floods and landslides.

Among the casualties was a one-year-old child who was killed when a house in the southern city of Kaohsiung was buried in a landslide.

A Taiwanese soldier died when he fell into a drainage ditch in the central city of Taichung.

Meanwhile, another six people are missing in the storm's aftermath, including a man and woman whose boat capsized as they were being rescued from a flooded area.

Meteorologists have downgraded Kalmaegi to a tropical storm as it bears towards southern China today (Friday), carrying maximum sustained winds over 80 kilometers an hour.