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Haishen: Typhoon heads to South Korea after slamming Japan


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

07th Sep, 2020. 10:05 am
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Haishen: Typhoon heads to South Korea after slamming Japan

Typhoon Haishen is likely to hit South Korea after targeting through southern Japan.

South Korea’s weather agency said that the storm is headed towards Busan, the country’s second-largest city.

Authorities have canceled more than 300 flights from 10 airports. Train services are also halted.

Power to almost 5,000 households has cut due to high winds on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, including the resort island of Jeju.

BBC reported that a typhoon alert has been issued for Jeju and other southern parts of South Korea like Gyeongsang province.

However, a KMA official told the local news source that the typhoon is likely to weaken as it passed by.

What happened in Japan?

Thousands of homes in Japan are facing a loss of power. However, initial assessments suggest it caused less damage than feared.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that 32 people were injured, including 4 who bore cuts as the glass windows of an evacuation center were blown in.

Factories, schools, and businesses across western Japan due to Haishen.

Authorities had asked 8 million people in Japan to evacuate in the area of the storm.

On the other hand, Local officials are soon to be punished as a typhoon Maysak that hit the eastern coast in North Korea.

According to the international news agency, authorities were blamed by A Workers’ Party newspaper for not being prepared for Typhoon Maysak in the coastal city of Wonsan. They were blamed for having an “irresponsible attitude”. It blamed that officials did not follow orders given by the ruling party.

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