3 dead, 11 injured, 57000 houses lose power as typhoon Lingling hits South Korea

More than 250 flights have been cancelled at Seoul's Incheon International Airport and the country's southern resort island of Jeju, according to airport authorities.

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At least three people have been killed and 10 others injured after a powerful typhoon slammed into South Korea, disrupting power to 57,000 households, authorities have said.Typhoon Lingling struck the island of Jeju and southern port cities overnight on Friday, knocking out power and damaging buildings as it moved north at 49 kilometres per hour, the Ministry of Interior and Safety said in a statement on Saturday.

In the central town of Boryeong, a 75-year-old woman was killed after strong winds blew her off her feet and crashed her into a wall, the interior and safety ministry said.A 39-year-old was killed in the western city of Incheon after being crushed by a collapsed wall at a hospital parking lot. In the border town of Paju, a 61-year-old died after being hit by a blown-off roof tile.More than 250 flights have been cancelled at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and the country’s southern resort island of Jeju, according to airport authorities.

 

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