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Typhoon kills 6 people in southeastern South Korea

  • Vehicles are submerged in floodwaters caused by Typhoon Chaba in Gyeongju, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Typhoon Chaba slammed South Korea on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains and raging waves to Jeju Island, an island south of the mainland, and the country's southern cities. (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP)

    Vehicles are submerged in floodwaters caused by Typhoon Chaba in Gyeongju, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Typhoon Chaba slammed South Korea on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains and raging waves to Jeju Island, an island south of the mainland, and the country's southern cities. (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescue workers carry a resident through a flooded street caused by Typhoon Chaba in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Typhoon Chaba slammed South Korea on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains and raging waves to Jeju Island, an island south of the mainland, and the country's southern cities. (Lee Sang-hyun/Yonhap via AP)

    Rescue workers carry a resident through a flooded street caused by Typhoon Chaba in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Typhoon Chaba slammed South Korea on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains and raging waves to Jeju Island, an island south of the mainland, and the country's southern cities. (Lee Sang-hyun/Yonhap via AP)  (The Associated Press)

South Korea says a typhoon that battered the country this week has killed six people and left four others missing.

Typhoon Chaba caused strong winds and heavy rain in southeastern areas in South Korea on Tuesday and Wednesday. South Korean officials say the typhoon has later dissipated after moving to the waters off the east coast.

The Ministry of Public Safety and Security said Thursday the six dead include one who fell from a breakwater and another who fell from the roof of a house.

It says the typhoon also left 200 others homeless and inundated hundreds of houses, shops and factories in the areas.

Another typhoon, Lionrock, hit a remote area of North Korea in late August, causing floods that are estimated to have killed more than 130 people.