At least seven people have lost their lives in South Korea due to torrential rains triggering landslides and floods. On Saturday, three individuals were killed when their houses were buried by landslides caused by heavy downpours in two central towns
In South Korea, two days of relentless rainfall have resulted in the loss of at least seven lives, with two individuals still missing due to landslides and floods, according to government officials on Saturday. The downpours triggered landslides that buried houses and caused widespread flooding, leading to multiple accidents and displacements.
The Ministry of the Interior and Safety reported that three individuals were killed on Saturday as their houses were engulfed by landslides in two central towns. Two other people lost their lives in separate landslide-related incidents. Meanwhile, two more died in a building collapse caused by landslides in the city of Nonsan on Friday.
Furthermore, two individuals were reported missing on Saturday following flooding in their village located in the central town of Yecheon. The ministry also noted that five people sustained injuries due to accidents caused by landslides. Including a train derailment, that occurred on both Friday and Saturday.
South Korea has been battered by heavy rains since July 9, leading to significant disruptions and hazards. The ministry’s report revealed that approximately 1,570 people were forced to evacuate. Numerous households experienced power outages over the past few days.
According to South Korea’s weather agency, heavy rainfall is expected to persist in certain areas of the country until Sunday. Raising concerns about further incidents and the need for continued vigilance and safety measures.