Typhoon Haishen hits South Korea through Japan

Typhoon Haishen has reached South Korea, on Sunday, after passing through southern Japan.

32 people were injured, including 4 who sustained cuts after the glass windows of an evacuation centre were blown in.

The storm comes days after Maysak, one of the region’s strongest typhoons in years, slammed into the Korean peninsula and Japan last week.

8 million people in Japan had been asked to evacuate in the path of the storm.

The typhoon caused a loss of power across hundreds of thousands of homes in Japan.

Meanwhile, high winds have already cut power to almost 5,000 households on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, including the resort island of Jeju.

However, a typhoon alert has been issued for Jeju and other southern parts of South Korea like Gyeongsang province.

Haishen has led to the closure of factories, schools and businesses across western Japan causing more than 300 flights from 10 aiports to be cancelled.

BBC NEWS