TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC)-Two people have died and one person is missing in South Korea as powerful typhoon Kong-Rey hits the country, the government says.
A 66-year-old man died while crossing a bridge in the city of Gwangju, south of Seoul, the national disaster management agency said without elaborating on the cause of the death.
Another man, aged 83, was found dead after being washed away by a river in a southern county of Yeongdeok, while a 76-year-old went missing after falling into a river in the southern port of Pohang.
Kong-rey weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall in South Korea, causing authorities to issue a typhoon watch for much of the southern parts of the Korean Peninsula, according to local news reports.
Video provided to Reuters showed flooding in parts of Busan, and large waves in the wake of the tropical storm in the southern tourists island of Jeju.
The storm moved away from the Korean Peninsula into the Sea of Japan around 12.40 p.m. local time (0340 GMT) and is expected to head towards Kyushu and Hokkaido islands in northern Japan.