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Three Killed by Typhoon in South Korea before Moving to North

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7Dnews London - AP

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 15:48 GMT

South Korea was hit by one of the most powerful typhoons ever along the country's coast on Saturday September 7th, killing at least three people, uprooting trees and hindering navigation before moving on to North Korea.

The Ministry of the Interior and Safety, in a statement, said that Typhoon Lingling caused blackouts in more than 127,000 homes in South Korea, including the southern island of Jeju, which was hit by the storm overnight.

After lashing out Jeju, the storm moved up South Korea's west coast on Saturday morning before making landfall in North Korea in the afternoon, AP has reported.

South Korea's Ministry of the Interior and Safety said that a 75-year-old woman in the central South Korean town of Boryeong was killed after strong winds blew her away and crashed her into a wall 30 metres (32.8 yards) away.

A 61-year-old Chinese national died in the border town of Paju after being hit by a blown-off roof tile, while a 39-year-old man was killed in the western city of Incheon after being crushed by a collapsed wall at a hospital car park.


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