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Typhoon Chaba strikes southern S. Korea

All News 09:17 October 05, 2016

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) -- Heavy rainstorms struck South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju on Wednesday, the safety ministry said, as Typhoon Chaba approached the Korean Peninsula.

The typhoon led to a blackout at 25,000 houses across the island, and one man has gone missing while working on a fishing boat anchored at a dock, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security said.

Flights departing the island are being canceled, while 77 domestic and international sea routes have been temporarily suspended.

Typhoon Chaba, packing winds of up to 39 meters per second as of 6:00 a.m., is set to reach the country's southern port city of Busan, before heading towards Japan through the East Sea.

A traffic light is damaged on South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju on Oct. 5, 2016, by Typhoon Chaba. (Yonhap)

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