July 14, 2023 12:24
Roads and bridges were inundated by flash floods and power and gas supplies were cut off in Seoul, Incheon and many other parts of the country as a result of heavy downpours on Thursday.
Six trees and an electricity pole were felled by a rainstorm in an apartment complex in Seoul's Ssangmun-dong in the afternoon, causing a power outage to 2,123 homes in the area.
Forty-six residents in a low-lying area took shelter as a road embankment collapsed in a residential area of Yeonhui-dong in northern Seoul in the evening. A district official attributed the collapse to the weakening of the soil by heavy rains.
Access to trails along 27 streams throughout Seoul was blocked.
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