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3 killed by typhoon Kompasu in S. Korea

09-02-2010 20:09 BJT

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Powerful gusts and heavy rain caused by Typhoon Kompasu have left three people dead in South Korea.

South Korea National Emergency Management Agency says the typhoon struck early Thursday morning, downing power lines and leaving about 60,000 homes in the dark. The agency says at least 3 people were killed. Officials are calling Kompasu the strongest tropical storm to hit the Seoul area in 15 years.

Airport officials say dozens of international and domestic flights have been cancelled or delayed. Authorities say two Seoul subway lines and five railway lines have been suspended.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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