Typhoon Chaba batters South Korea and heads to Japan

At least five people have been killed after Typhoon Chaba battered South Korea with strong winds and heavy rain.The southern cities of Busan and Ulsan were worst affected, as well as the resort island of Jeju.Transport, schools, factories and the country’s main port ground to a halt. Footage showed muddy floodwaters rushing through city streets.

The typhoon is now heading for Japan, where the weather department has issued warnings and flights were cancelled.Five people were also reported missing in the wake of the storm including a fire fighter in Ulsan who was helping with rescue efforts, local media reported.

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