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Numerous damages reported in Gwangju-Jeollanamdo from Tapah

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Numerous damages reported in Gwangju-Jeollanamdo from Tapah


Regional Fire Departments in Gwangju and Jeollanamdo announced Sunday that more than 150 damage reports were made as the year's 17th typhoon Tapah passed through the South Sea.


A total of 5 people were injured in Gokseong and Mokpo due to strong winds.


At around 2:52 p.m. in Gokseong, windows at an indoor gym broke and injured 1 man and 3 women. The gym was hosting a badminton festival at the time of the incident. At around 10:50 a.m. in Mokpo, some bricks fell off of a church building and a woman, 55, was hit.


Severely injured victims were taken to nearby hospitals.


According to the Jeollanamdo Provincial Hall, some 496ha of farm land in Naju, Shinan, Haenam, Jindo and Mokpo were flooded while 57ha of rice paddies in Jangseong, Muan, Gwangyang and Yeosu had their crops fall.


A total of 80 passenger vessels on 52 routes around Mokpo, Yeosu and Wando were cancelled from Saturday.


Flights from Gwangju and Yeosu airports were also called off while some international flights at Muan International Airport departed and landed as scheduled.


Additionally, above-water bridges around the region were also closed due to strong winds.

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