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Tropical storm Lingling, the Koreas

10 September 2019

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Strong typhoon makes landfall

Typhoon Lingling became one of the most powerful typhoons to hit the Koreas, killing eight and injuring 18 people.The storm knocked out power to more than 160,000 homes across South Korea, including on the southern island of Jeju. 

The storms windspeeds were reported to be 196 kph on South Korea's southern coast, making the typhoon the fifth-strongest to hit the country since 1959.

Lingling destroyed 46,200 hectares of farmland in North Korea as large swathes of land were inundated with flood water.


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