Typhoon Bolaven is being blamed for the deaths of at least five Chinese fishermen off the coast of Jeju Island in South Korea as the storm devastated the Korean peninsula.
Typhoon Bolaven killed three others due to accidents and left 200,000 South Korean homes without power, the South Korean Central Disaster Relief Headquarters told CNN. Nearly 1,000 South Korean residents living in coastal areas were urged to leave for higher ground.
The hard-hitting storm also caused 200 flights to be canceled and joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea were called off, Sky News reported.
A storm warning was in effect for Seoul, the South Korean capital, and more than 15,000 schools around the country canceled classes in wake of Typhoon Bolaven, according to Sky News.
The five Chinese fishermen were killed when their boat capsized off the west coast of South Korea, the Christian Science Monitor reported.
A rescue effort saved 12 fishermen, although 10 are missing, according to the Associated Press.
Typhoon Bolaven also caused havoc to South Korea's food industry, as the storm destroyed 776 acres of rice paddies and 800 hectares of pear farms, the South Korean Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries told Bloomberg.
The storm also battered North Korea. The AP said its cameras documented cars rolling down flooded streets, although North Koreans "appeared to be going about their daily lives."
Click through the slideshow above to see pictures of the devastation caused by Typhoon Bolaven.