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Typhoon halts flights in Korea


9/03/2010

Published on Sep 3, 2010

Typhoon Kompasu made landfall in South Korea yesterday, disrupting flights and cutting off power in the capital, Seoul. According to local media reports, the typhoon was the strongest to hit Seoul for 15 years. It hit Korea on Thursday morning before moving into the Sea of Japan in the afternoon. Across the country, 128 domestic and international flights were grounded, according to the Yonhap news agency, with Seoul’s main hub, Incheon International Airport, cancelling or diverting 20 morning flights. Power cuts also its Seoul’s subway network. Three people are reported to have died.

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