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Typhoon kills 2 in South Korea, knocks out electricity


SEOUL » Strong wind and rain from a typhoon are being blamed in the deaths of two people, power outages and domestic flight disruptions in South Korea.

Yonhap news agency Sunday quoted officials as saying a rescue official in eastern South Korea died during a search-and-rescue operation.

Yonhap also reports a student died after being washed away in the southeast.

Wind from Typhoon Meari briefly knocked out power for hundreds in the southern resort island of Jeju and caused flight cancellations at several airports.

Officials have reported no changes in international flights.

The typhoon reached North Korean waters later Sunday, dumping more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain in some areas, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported.

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