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Typhoon Chaba batters South Korea and heads to Japan

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Media captionTyphoon Chaba soaks South Korea

At least six people have been killed after Typhoon Chaba battered South Korea, authorities said.

The southern cities of Busan and Ulsan were worst affected, as well as the resort island of Jeju.

Transport, schools, factories and the country's main port ground to a halt. Footage showed muddy floodwaters rushing through city streets.

The storm is now hitting Japan, where the meteorological agency issued warnings and flights were cancelled.

The death toll included a fire fighter in Ulsan who was helping with rescue efforts, local media reported. Four people have been reported missing.

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Image caption Crew members of a docked ferry were swept from a pier into the sea by a huge wave before being rescued
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Image caption Winds reached speeds of up to 200km/h (124mph), uprooting trees
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Image caption Streets were flooded in the south of the country
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Image caption People had to be rescued from rising floodwaters
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Image caption Cars were tossed about as floodwaters rushed through Jeju, a resort island popular with Chinese tourists
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Image caption Large waves preceded the typhoon
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Image caption Waves tower over a road in Jeju at the height of the storm

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