NKorea: Tropical storm causes casualties, damage

 Passers-by try to manage their umbrellas in rain and strong wind in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Typhoon Muifa pounded South Ko

South Korea Asia Typhoon

Passers-by try to manage their umbrellas in rain and strong wind in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Typhoon Muifa pounded South Ko

 South Korean residents pass by abalone farms destroyed by Typhoon Muifa in Wando, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Typhoon Muifa pounded South Kore

South Korea Typhoon

South Korean residents pass by abalone farms destroyed by Typhoon Muifa in Wando, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. Typhoon Muifa pounded South Kore

 In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency,  people walk against wind as a fierce storm brought by Typhoon Muifa hits Yantai, a coastal cit

China Asia Typhoon

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, people walk against wind as a fierce storm brought by Typhoon Muifa hits Yantai, a coastal cit

 In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, people walk against wind as a fierce storm brought by Typhoon Muifa hits Yantai, a coastal city

China Asia Typhoon

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, people walk against wind as a fierce storm brought by Typhoon Muifa hits Yantai, a coastal city

North Korea says a powerful tropical storm has destroyed many houses and caused more than 10 deaths and injuries.
Tropical Storm Muifa made landfall late Monday, weakened to a depression and is lashing northeastern China with torrential rain and wind.
Chinese authorities reported up to 5 inches (135 mm) of rain. Winds gusted up to 52 miles per hour (83 kilometers per hour) overnight.
North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday more than 2,400 acres of crops were damaged in one province. More than 100 housing units and 10 public buildings were destroyed in another. The brief report did not give more details on the deaths and injuries.
Muifa earlier caused four deaths in the Philippines and four in South Korea.