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South Korea flooding leaves a minimum of 22 lifeless and 14 lacking


SEOUL — A minimum of 22 folks had been killed and 14 persons are lacking after as much as 22 inches of rain fell on portions of South Korea over a three-day duration, triggering landslides and collapsing houses, govt officers stated Saturday.

In Sejong, a town within the nation’s central area, a storekeeper who used to be checking for rain injury to his store used to be killed when a landslide hit, consistent with the federal government. Within the within reach town of Nonsan, two folks died after a development used to be destroyed. In Cheongyang, the place a minimum of 22 inches of rain fell this week, a house used to be partly swallowed through a mudslide.

13 extra folks had been hospitalized around the nation because of mudslides, highway injury and a teach derailment.

South Korea’s rail carrier stated it suspended some high-speed rail and virtually all different passenger teach services and products because of protection considerations about flooding. A minimum of 20 flights had been canceled, the federal government stated.

Rescuers had been in search of possible survivors at an underpass the place an estimated 19 automobiles were given stranded because of flooding, the federal government stated.

Hundreds of houses in Seoul and Busan, the 2 maximum populous towns, briefly misplaced electrical energy, consistent with the federal government. Masses of folks had been requested to evacuate around the nation.

High Minister Han Duck-soo stated he had ordered the army to lend a hand native police and firefighters with rescue efforts. Greater than 300 troops have been deployed, the federal government stated in an replace at 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Do the whole thing to evacuate [residents] from danger-zones, and stay patrolling spaces even the place the potential for [risk] is low,” Han stated consistent with a information liberate.

South Korea additionally suffered from flooding remaining summer time. Document rainfall in August 2022 left a minimum of 11 folks lifeless and taken consideration to Seoul’s maximum prone citizens, who reside in semi-underground flats.


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