Typhoon Sanba Slams South Korea, Two Dead

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Category: World / Sep 18, 2012 11:30AM EDT

Typhoon Sanba slammed South Korea on Monday leaving two dead and two injured according to reports. The typhoon caused landslides, flooding, power outage and suspensions in public transport as well as other gale-related damage. Typhoon Sanba brought winds of 68 miles per hour and heavy rains and it moved northward and veered off into the East Sea at around 1920 local time. It is reported that most of the southern regions received more than eight inches of rain, forcing more than 1,000 people to be evacuated from their homes and leaving more than half a million households without power. The authorities cancelled 258 domestic and 73 international flights and suspended 172 ferry services across the country on Monday. The two people that were reported dead were killed by landslides. Sanba is the third typhoon to hit the Korean peninsula in a month.