Photos: Typhoon Bolaven Killed 9 In South Korea

28 08 2012

A man stands near part of a prefabricated house which has broken off during Typhoon Bolaven in Mokpo, about 410 km (255 miles) southwest of Seoul August 28, 2012. South Korea was hammered by Typhoon Bolaven, likely to be the most powerful storm in a decade in the country, on Tuesday morning, with power supply cuts to tens of thousands of households nationwide and strong winds and torrential downpours causing massive property damage and flight cancellations, according to reports from Yonhap quoting officials. REUTERS/Park Chol-hong/Yonhap 

After lashing Okinawa Island in Japan, the powerful Typhoon Bolaven pounds South Korea on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain.

( Please click here for: Powerful Typhoon Bolaven Lashed Okinawa, Japan )

9 people were killed by the typhoon in South Korea.

More than 80 families were left homeless because of floods or storm damage.

The typhoon knocked down hundreds of trees, destroyed power cables and caused blackouts and nearly 200 flights were canceled, 860 hectares (2,130 acres) of farmland were flooded and 32 ships were damaged. 

A car damaged by fallen bricks from a building is seen on the streets in Wando, about 470 km (292 miles) south of Seoul August 28, 2012. Typhoon Bolaven, with winds of up to 170 kmh (106 mph) buffeted South Korea’s west coast on Tuesday, leaving four dead and a dozen people missing after two Chinese fishing vessels capsized. Car license plate pixellated at source. REUTERS/Park Chol-hong/Yonhap

A wave breaks along a bridge over the sea off the southern port city of Busan as Typhoon Bolaven brings heavy downpours and winds to South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Sun-ho) Korea Out

A Chinese fishing boat navigates through rough waves caused by Typhoon Bolaven in waters off Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ho-cheon) KOREA OUT

South Korean maritime policemen rescue a Chinese fisherman (4th L) from a stranded Chinese fishing boat in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, south of Seoul August 28, 2012. A typhoon with winds of up to 170 kmh (106 mph) buffeted South Korea’s west coast on Tuesday, killing five people at sea and leaving 10 missing when two Chinese fishing vessels capsized. Typhoon Bolaven barreled up the coast before making landfall in already flood-ravaged North Korea as the impoverished country struggles to feed its 24 million people. REUTERS/Gang Jae-Nam/Newsis

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