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South Korea: Heavy rain kills 13, displaced more than 1,000 people

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

04th Aug, 2020. 09:48 am
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South Korea heavy rain

Heavy rain in South Korea causes massive flooding which forced more than 1,000 people to displace from their homes, killing at least 13 and other 13 are reportedly missing.

Landsliding reported deaths and vehicles swept away by waters that disaster officials said inundated more than 5,751 hectares of farmland and flooded parts of key highways and bridges in the capital, Seoul.

President Moon Jae-in was set to hold an emergency meeting on heavy Tuesday after he had urged national and regional authorities to make all-out efforts to prevent further loss of life.

According to the details, Rescue workers continue their operation alongside mos of the flooded roads and bridges in central Seoul that had backed up traffic and damaged infrastructure.

In neighbouring North Korea, state media warned of possible flooding, saying that some areas were also experiencing heavy rainfall.

According to government sources, North Korea opened the floodgates of a border dam on Monday without advance notice to its neighbour.

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