Six people have been killed and four others were reported missing after typhoon Chaba battered South Korea, officials said Thursday. The typhoon caused torrential rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday in the southeastern part of the country and the southern island resort of Jeju.
The southern cities of Busan and Ulsan were the worst affected. Among those who died was reportedly a firefighter on rescue duty.
According to South Korean authorities, the typhoon dissipated after heading off the east coast, the Associated Press. They added that the typhoon left 200 people homeless and temporarily left some 229,000 houses with no electricity. The typhoon also swamped several houses, shops and factories in the affected areas, the authorities reportedly said. Footage showed muddy floodwaters gushing down streets.
Chaba is now headed toward Japan, where the meteorological agency issued warnings; some flights were cancelled.