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20 September, Friday


Thousands of South Korean homes are powerless due to strong typhoon

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Typhoon winds toppled trees, grounded planes and left thousands of South Korean homes without electricity on Saturday as a powerful storm system brushed up against the Korean Peninsula, Macon.com reports.

Strong winds and rain from Typhoon Lingling caused power outages in more than 31,000 homes on the southern resort island of Jeju and in southern mainland regions, South Korea's Ministry of the Interior and Safety said. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said there were no immediate reports of typhoon-related injuries.

The typhoon was passing seas 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of the central mainland city of Seosan as of 12:20 p.m. Saturday, moving north at 42 kilometers (26 miles) per hour with winds of up to 133 kilometers (83 miles) per hour, the Korea Meteorological Association said.

It is expected to affect a broader part of the country as it passes off South Korea's west coast later on Saturday before making landfall in North Korea at around 3 p.m. The storm was earlier expected to make landfall Saturday evening.

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