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Typhoon Chanthu left buildings, streets and farmland flooded Friday as it passed by the South Korean island of Jeju, heading towards Japan.

Chanthu, the 14th Pacific typhoon of the season, reached its closest point to the island at 7 am local time (22:00 GMT Thursday), about 60 kilometers from the city of Seogwipo as it passed over the Korean Strait towards the Japanese island of Kyushu, where it is expected to make landfall in the next hours.

The tropical cyclone is moving northeast at 20 kph and has caused more than 1 meter of rain in some mountainous areas of Jeju this week, as it slowly approached the island from the south and then changed its trajectory towards the south of Japan.