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Typhoon Chaba leaves trail of destruction in South Korea

Typhoon Chaba has left at least six people dead and another four missing in South Korea. The powerful storm triggered flash flooding.

Typhoon Chaba swept across South Korea on Wednesday, unleashing powerful winds and dumping heavy rains that created flash floods and left behind a trail of destruction.

At least six people were killed and another four remain missing. The death toll is likely to rise.

Photos from the devastation showed cars and debris floating through flooded streets.

The southeastern cities of Busan, the country's second-largest, and Ulsan were the hardest hit.

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Typhoon Chaba thrashes South Korea

In the industrial city of Ulsan, two of Hyundai Motor's main car plants were shut down and one remained shuttered on Thursday due to flooding.

Photos showed the assembly lines at the plant flooded.

Asia's largest movie event, the Busan International Film Festival, was also impacted.

The festival was set to start on Thursday, but several events scheduled to take place on the waterfront had to be cancelled or moved indoors.

After thrashing South Korea, the typhoon was downgraded to a tropical cyclone over the Sea of Japan.

Severe storm warnings were triggered for Honshu island on Wednesday evening.

cw/kl (AFP, AP)

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