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Three People Die in South Korea as Storm Lashes Seoul

Three people were killed after Tropical Storm Kompasu came ashore in South Korea, lashing Seoul with rain and strong winds that knocked out power, forced flight cancellations and delayed the opening of schools.

Kompasu, which weakened from a typhoon as it approached land, passed near Seoul earlier today before crossing the Korean peninsula and heading out to sea toward Japan, the Korea Meteorological Administration said on its website. The storm was 203 kilometers (126 miles) from Kangnung on South Korea’s east coast at 3 p.m. local time, the administration said.