Dozens Killed, Thousands Displaced in South Korea Floods (+Video)
- August, 09, 2020 - 17:22
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least 30 people have died, and 12 remain missing after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea.
The country's longest monsoon in seven years caused more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Sunday.
Close to 6,000 people had also been evacuated as of Sunday, according to the country's Yonhap news agency, as rains battered the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, Aljazeera reported.
Yonhap also quoted the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters as saying that at least eight people have been injured in the disaster.
The death toll did not include the casualties from three capsized vessels at Uiam Dam in Chuncheon, 85 kilometres (53 miles) east of Seoul, which left three dead and three missing on Sunday. It was categorized as a marine accident.
An estimated 9,300 hectares (22,980 acres) of farmland were swamped or buried, while 9,500 cases of damage to public and private facilities were reported.
According to Reuters news agency, about 100 metres (109.36 yards) of levee also collapsed at the Seomjin River in the southern edge of the peninsula on Saturday and flooded the area, with about 1,900 people evacuated in the province including about 500 from around the river.
The country's forestry agency has raised landslide warnings to its highest level in every region except the holiday island of Jeju.