20K residences in South Korea lose electricity due to typhoon

(MENAFN) As Typhoon Hinnamor made landfall in South Korea's southern provinces on Tuesday, thousands of residents were forced to flee. The storm unleashed violent rains and gusts that swept away trees and roads and left more than 20,000 houses without electricity.

According to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, a 25-year-old man went missing after slipping into a creek that had been swelled by rain in the southern city of Ulsan. Additional fatalities were not immediately reported. It was not immediately obvious whether fires at a major steel facility run by POSCO in the southern city of Pohang were due to the storm.

The nation has been warned by government authorities about potential harm from flooding, landslides, and tidal waves caused by Hinnamnor, which experts predicted would be the worst storm to hit the nation in years. The storm struck just a few weeks after the adjacent provinces and Seoul's capital city were pounded by torrential rains that triggered flash floods and left at least 14 people dead.



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