Typhoons pummelling East Asia have killed at least 61 people, with rescuers in Taiwan battling to find survivors of a mudslide that may have buried about 100 villagers, officials said Tuesday. A total of 41 people were confirmed dead in Taiwan after Typhoon Morakot unleashed the island's worst flooding in half a century over the weekend. At least 20 were killed as landslides and flooding wreaked a trail of destruction in China and Japan, where officials feared more damage after a powerful earthquake loosened rain-soaked ground southwest of Tokyo. The Taiwanese government's National Fire Agency said "about 100 people may have been buried alive" in the remote village of Hsiaolin, which could only be reached by helicopter with all road access to the mountainous area severed.