At Least 6 Dead as Floods Inundate Korea

  • By Woo Jeong-shik, Gwak Rae-geon

    August 03, 2020 10:02

    At least six people died and eight others went missing as heavy rains flooded central Korea over the weekend.

    Torrential rains battered the capital region Saturday and Sunday, with the worst downpours measured in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province at 339 mm an hour.

    The Han River Park in Banpo, Seoul is inundated on Monday. /Newsis

    More downpours are expected until Wednesday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration, as Hagupit, this year's fourth typhoon concentrated in waters south of Okinawa, continues to affect the country.

    Pedestrians wait for a signal to cross a road in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Monday. /Yonhap

    Up to 500 mm of rainfall an hour are expected in central parts until Wednesday.

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