Power has been partially restored on Taiwan after a powerful typhoon slammed into the island's eastern coast, killing two people and injuring 72.

Typhoon Nepartak made landfall Friday morning in Taitung county, grounding planes and fishing boats. More than 15,000 people were evacuated.

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says by late morning, Nepartak has weakened to a medium-strength typhoon. It is estimated to reach mainland China's Fujian province later Friday.

About 430,000 households were affected by power cuts, but half of them had electricity restored in the afternoon.

The island's railway services have been suspended, while more than 600 domestic and international flights were canceled on Friday.