Mudslides and flooding from a weekend typhoon have killed more than 100 people in Taiwan, disaster officials said on Thursday, while hundreds more are still feared buried in a remote mountain village.

A handout from the Taiwan Military News Agency shows people running out of an army CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter after being evacuated from the flooded village of Namaxia following Typhoon Morakot in Kaohsiung county, southern Taiwan, August 12, 2009.

A handout from the Taiwan Military News Agency shows people running out of an army CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter after being evacuated from the flooded village of Namaxia following Typhoon Morakot in Kaohsiung county, southern Taiwan, August 12, 2009.

Taiwan’s death toll jumped overnight to 107 people, with 61 officially missing, as more than 30 bodies were found at a southern hot springs area wiped out by a mudslide, the National Fire Agency disaster center said.

About 6,500 others were found stranded in a village near Alishan, a mountain scenic spot popular with overseas tourists, Taiwan’s Central News Agency said.

Hundreds more are still missing in remote villages in southern Taiwan, with many possibly buried under a massive mudslide that covered one village, Hsiao Lin, on Monday.

Typhoon Morakot passed over the island at the weekend with sustained heavy rains in the south. –REUTERS