Typhoon Sanba made landfall in Korea on Monday and moved northward up the east coast, blazing a trail of devastation with heavy wind and rain especially in the south and Gangwon coastal areas.
Mudslides caused by heavy rains took at least one life. Some 269 mm of rain fell in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province since Sunday, where a mudslide occurred around midday and buried a 53-year-old man when it hit his house. He was rescued about an hour later and taken to a hospital, but died there.
About 260 reports of accidents and rescue calls due to high winds were received by fire stations in Busan on Monday. In Daegu, strong winds left about 40 roadside trees uprooted or branches torn off.
Yeosu suffered severe damage as the typhoon's approach coincided with the high tide.
Across the country as of 7 p.m. Monday, 253 people from 140 households were displaced, six houses destroyed, and 134 houses and 344 stores inundated.
In rural areas, 483 ha of farmland was inundated and fruit fell off trees in 18 ha of orchards. Some 507,174 households suffered power outages.
The typhoon also stranded 172 passenger ships and grounded 258 domestic and 73 international flights at Incheon and Gimhae international airports.
Entry to a total of 20 national parks including Mt. Jiri was barred. Some 107 roads, bridges and tunnels were blocked.
Sanba caused a little less damage than typhoon Bolaven, which hit the Korean Peninsula late last month and left 10 people dead, 61 houses destroyed, and 8,428 ha of farmland inundated.