SEOUL (XINHUA) – Two people were found dead and 10 others went missing in South Korea after Typhoon Hinnamnor passed by, the country’s central disaster and safety countermeasures headquarters said yesterday.
The 11th typhoon of this year brushed mainly through the country’s southeastern areas, where most of the casualties were reported. The typhoon moved out of the southeastern region early yesterday morning.
One woman in her 70s was found dead in Pohang, about 270 km southeast of the capital Seoul, after she had been swept away by torrential waters.
In Pohang, eight people went missing after entering inundated underground parking lots to remove their cars, while another person remained unaccounted for after being swept away into rapid torrents.
Another woman in her 80s was left dead in Gyeongju, about 280km southeast of Seoul, as she was buried in mud at a collapsed house.
In Ulsan, some 310km southeast of Seoul, one 25-year-old man went missing after falling into a stream.