Sunday, September 16, 2007

Typhoon hits South Korea: six dead, four missing

Reuters: Six South Koreans died and four were missing in South Korea on Sunday after a typhoon hit the country's southern coast, an official from the government emergency agency said.

Five were killed and four were missing in the resort island of Cheju as it was battered by typhoon Nari, whose name means a lily in Korean language, an official at South Korea's National Emergency Management Agency told Reuters by telephone. One woman was also found dead as a house collapsed in Jangheung, a coast county southwest of Seoul, added the official who asked not to be identified.

He said the death toll may rise and South Korea's Yonhap news agency was already reporting 10 people confirmed dead and six reported missing because of the typhoon. Local television stations were showing images of overturned trucks and uprooted trees in areas hit by the typhoon.

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