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Wenhu Line disruption
Trains move along the MRT's Wenhu Line (Brown Line) on Thursday, Sept. 29. Tire damage partially disrupted service later in the day.
 
Rescuers find remains of 3 lost on Wed.
Three residents were confirmed dead in a landslide triggered by Typhoon Megi in Kaohsiung City, the city government said Thursday.
 
Service on Alishan railway main line to be suspended
The Alishan Forest Railway in southern Taiwan will again suspend service on its main line, on Friday and Saturday to repair damaged tracks, after the line was reopened Thursday following two days of closure due to Typhoon Megi.
 
After the storm
A young sperm whale was found dead on Nanao Beach, Kenting, Pingtung County on Wednesday, after the typhoon warning was lifted. Several wounds were discovered on the body of the whale and officials identified the cause of death as sickness.
 
Balancing act
Scaffolding on the verge of collapse is seen in this photo taken in Taipei on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The construction company responsible later demolished the scaffolding, which was almost torn away from the building by strong winds brought by Typhoon Megi on Tuesday.
 
Bridge jump attempt
Police officers grab a man attempting to jump off a bridge in Taoyuan on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The police were tipped off by concerned citizens that a man was sitting on the edge of a bridge in the city on the morning of Sept. 27.
 
Hungry work
A woman in Taipei struggles with her umbrella against powerful gusts of wind generated by Typhoon Megi on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
 
A restaurant located in a forest valley in Miaoli County, northern Taiwan, is demonstrating the empathy of Taiwanese people for the population of Amatrice, the Italian town hit by an earthquake last month, by joining an international appeal for "a future for Amatrice."
 
Clean water woes
Torrents of turbid water pass through the Zhitan Dam in Xindian, New Taipei, on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Taipei Water Department advised citizens to stock up on water at home as the city would stop supplying it at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
 
Dragon-slaying winds
A dragon lantern lies on its side after being blown over by strong winds at a lantern park in Changhua County's Yuanlin City on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The fallen artwork was one of the signature lanterns showcased in the 2012 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which celebrated the Year of the Dragon.
 
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