Powerul Typhoon heads to South Korea after battering southern Japanese islands

Vastavam web: The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week damaged buildings, caused blackouts in nearly half a million homes and injured 20 people on southern Japanese islands before heading to South Korea on Monday. Traffic in southern Japan was still paralyzed even after the typhoon passed. Bullet trains were suspended and most domestic flights in and out of southwestern Japanese airports were cancelled Monday. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned strong winds and torrential rain would continue even after the typhoon moved north. By Monday morning, Haishen, which means “sea god” in Chinese, was near the southeastern coast of South Korea packing sustained winds of up to 144 kmph (89 mph).

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Monday that at least 20 people, including two seriously, were injured in several southern prefectures. As of Monday morning, about half a million homes were still out of power. Haishen is the second typhoon in less than two weeks to take a similar path through southern Japan and the Korean Peninsula.

Source: PTI