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Typhoon Tembin hits S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 30 — South Korea Thursday was struck by a second typhoon after the powerful one, Typhoon Bolaven, left 27 people dead or missing.

Typhoon Tembin was moving northeastward at a speed of 43 kilometers per hour across the southern region as of 6 p.m. (local time) and was forecast to arrive at the sea off the country's east coast late Thursday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.

The typhoon, which brought heavy downpours and strong winds to the country reeling from the damage caused by the first storm, killed two, injured three and left 48 people homeless, according to the National Emergency Management Agency.

TV footage showed cars sitting half-submerged on flooded roads in some cities in southern areas.

The typhoon cut power supply to hundreds of thousands of households, canceled flights and ferry services, and forced schools to close or adjust class hours, mainly in southern areas.

Meanwhile, the death toll from the previous typhoon, Bolaven, stood at 20 people, including eight Chinese fishermen killed in wrecks off the country's southern island of Jeju. (PNA/Xinhua)


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