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Typhoon Haishen hit Korea leaving millions displaced in Japan

Typhoon Haishen hit Korea leaving millions displaced in Japan

Web Desk - A typhoon named Haishen hit the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula on Monday (Sept 7) after leaving neighbouring Japan, where it left at least 108 people injured and million others evacuated to safer places.
Packing winds of 150kmh, Haishen made landfall in the southern Korean city of Ulsan in the morning, bringing up to 70mm of rainfall per hour. The storm made landfall in Ulsan, just north of Busan, South Korea's second-largest city. Due to the rainstorm more than 300 flights from 10 airports were cancelled, with some train services suspended.
Hundreds of thousands of homes in Japan were left without electicity due to the typhoon though initial assessments suggest it did less damage than feared.
Thirty-two people were injured, including four who sustained cuts after the glass windows of an evacuation centre were blown in, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. In Japan some eight million people had been asked to evacuate in the path of the storm.
The storm comes days after Maysak, one of the region's strongest typhoons in years, slammed into the Korean peninsula and Japan last week.
According to a Reuters repot high winds have already cut power to almost 5,000 households on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, including the resort island of Jeju. A typhoon alert has been issued for Jeju and other southern parts of South Korea like Gyeongsang province.
Nearly 430,000 homes in the Kyushu region of Japan were without power as of 03:00 local time Monday (18:00 GMT Sunday), Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.
Haishen has led to the closure of factories, schools and businesses across western Japan. Hundreds of flights and train services were also cancelled.
The typhoon has also forced Japan's coast guard to suspend its search for missing sailors from a cargo ship that sank during Typhoon Maysak.
The Gulf Livestock 1 was carrying 43 crew members and 6,000 cows when it went missing on Wednesday. Three crew members were rescued, though one later died.


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