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Number of injuries from Tapah increases in Gwangju and Jeollanamdo

광주·전남 태풍 타파에…피해 부상자 8명으로 늘어

Number of injuries from Tapah increases in Gwangju and Jeollanamdo


The number of people who have taken on injuries from the years 17th typhoon Tapah in Gwangju and Jeollanamdo increased from 5 to 8.


Jeollanamdo Provincial Hall said a total of 8 people were injured in Gokseong, Mokpo and Wando.


At around 2:52 p.m. in Gokseong, windows at an indoor gym broke and injured 6 people who were taking part in a badminton festival held there. The victims returned home after being treated at a nearby hospital.


At around 10:50 a.m. in Mokpo, some bricks fell off of a church building and a woman was hit and severely injured. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.


In Wando, a woman in her 70s hurt her back as a wall collapsed on her. She was also taken to a hospital.


Some 496ha of farm land in Naju, Shinan, Haenam, Jindo and Mokpo were flooded while 323ha of rice paddies in 12 cities and counties including Yeonggwang, Damyang, Hampyeong and Shinan had their crops fall.


Damage reports from fish farms around Yeosu are now being counted while fruit farms around the region are undergoing damage investigations.


In Gwangju, a total of 85 counts of damage reports came in on flooded roads, fallen trees and more.

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