SEOUL (AFP) - A new typhoon hit South Korea’s southern coast on Thursday, killing two people, as the country cleared up damage from a powerful storm earlier in the week that left 19 dead. Typhoon Tembin, with winds of up to 83 kilometres per hour (52 mph), made landfall at the southern city of Suncheon and brought more than 150 millimetres (six inches) of rain to some parts of the country, the weather service said. A 52-year-old female worker at a ship components company in the southwestern county of Yeongam was crushed to death when strong winds toppled a large iron gate, the public administration ministry said. A landslide killed a man aged 66 in the central city of Cheonan, it said.

The transport ministry said 173 domestic and international flights had been cancelled. Schools were closed or class hours adjusted, mainly in southern areas. Scores of sea ferry routes were shut in the south and southwestern regions. Tembin was moving northeast through southern provinces at a speed of 24 km per hour and was forecast to arrive at the Sea of Japan (East Sea) late Thursday.