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Dramatic rescue scenes as typhoon hits Korean peninsula

28 August 2012 Last updated at 10:52 BST

Typhoon Bolaven has left at least nine people dead and several others missing on the Korean peninsula.

There have been dramatic coast guard rescues at sea; while schools, businesses and bridges have had to close on land.

The typhoon is now threatening further destruction in North Korea.

The BBC's Seoul correspondent Lucy Williamson reports.