At least three people were killed, more than 50 injured and power to 57,000 homes disrupted by Typhoon “LingLing” according to the authorities. The powerful Tycoon struck the island of Jeju and Southern Ports overnight, damaging and knocking out power and building. The islands of Jeju and the Southern Ports were struck by Typhoon LingLing overnight on Friday, damaging buildings and knocking out electricity and other sources of power as it moved north 49 kilometers per hour, as stated by the Ministry of Safety and Minister on Saturday.In the central town of Boryeong, a 75-year-old woman was killed after strong winds blew her off her feet and crashed her into a wall, the interior and safety ministry said. A 39-year-old was killed in the western city of Incheon after being crushed by a collapsed wall at a hospital parking lot. In the border town of Paju, a 61-year-old died after being hit by a blown-off roof tile. More than 250 flights have been canceled at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and the country’s southern resort island of Jeju, according to airport authorities.
The storm was expected to pass by the capital Seoul and reach North Korea later by Saturday, a ministry official told Reuters news agency. The center of the typhoon is expected to pass over the North Korean capital Pyongyang, according to a tracking map by the Korea Meteorological Administration posted on its website.”Record-breaking winds will be seen at islands, and southern and western coastal areas,” the weather agency said.