(AFP) – Sep 16, 2007
SEOUL (AFP) — The death toll rose to nine Monday after a powerful typhoon lashed the country's south, flooding hundreds of homes, roads and farmland, anti-disaster officials said Monday.
The National Emergency Management Agency also reported five missing after the torrential rain and gusts Typhoon Nari brought on Sunday. Some 740 people were left homeless in flooding.
The agency said the storm weakened overnight but the death toll could rise further as officials were still collecting damage reports from the affected areas.
The typhoon washed away roads, inundated farmland and temporarily cut power supplies on the resort island of Jeju and elsewhere.
It also grounded 280 flights and stranded 15,000 passengers on the island, according to airport officials.
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