17 Sep '12, 3am

Powerful Typhoon Sanba pounds South Korea

Powerful Typhoon Sanba pounds South Korea

SEOUL: Typhoon Sanba, packing winds of 155 kilometres (97 miles) per hour, slammed into South Korea on Monday, bringing torrential rains across the country and shutting down flights and ferry services. Sanba -- the third major typhoon to hit the Korean peninsula in two months -- made landfall at the southern port of Yeosu shortly before midday (0300 GMT). Moving at around 35 kilometres per hour, the typhoon had pounded the South Korean island of Jeju overnight Sunday, leaving around 10,000 homes without power and damaging road networks. There were no immediate reports of any casualties. As it crossed southwestern Japan on Sunday, the typhoon had earlier claimed one life and cut power to 100,000 households. "Although its power is diminishing due to the low sea temperature, and is expected to diminish even more after making landfall, it's still a powerful typhoon," said a sp...

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