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Heroes, heart-wrenching stories go viral after Typhoon Hinnamnor

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By Lee Yeon-woo

Typhoon Hinnamnor wreaked havoc on the nation's southern region, toppling trees and flooding homes. As of Wednesday evening, 11 people were dead and one remains missing. As the rescue efforts continued, both heart-warming and heart-wrenching stories have caught the public's attention.

A 28-year-old heavy vehicle driver has been applauded by the public for having towed eight vehicles trapped in floodwaters in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province one of the cities hit hardest by the super typhoon. For his heroic deeds, he earned the nickname the "Aquaman of Gyeongju."

Rescue workers have found nine missing people in the flooded underground parking garage of an apartment in the southern coastal city of Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province. Two were alive and seven others were found dead. One of the survivors is a 52-year-old woman identified only by her surname Kim.



Lee Min-young minlee@koreatimes.co.kr


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