Typhoon batters two Koreas after drenching Japan

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SEOUL, South Korea — A powerful typhoon lashed North and South Korea with strong wind and heavy rain today, killing at least one person, leaving more than 170 homeless and cutting power to many homes and businesses in the South.

In North Korea, rain drenched parts of the country, including the eastern coastal city of Wonsan.

Typhoon Sanba knocked out power to about 26,900 homes and shops in South Korea, the state-run National Emergency Management Agency said.

Before reaching South Korea, the storm hit Japan. About 67,000 homes in southwestern Japan lost power and some areas flooded.

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