Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Torrential rain, heaviest for 80 years, and flooding kills at least 7 in Seoul



 1. At least seven people died in the South Korean capital of Seoul and metropolitan area overnight, authorities said on Tuesday, after torrential rain knocked out power and left roads and subways submerged.

The southern part of Seoul received more than 100mm (3.9 inches) of rain per hour on late Monday, with some part of the city having received 141.5mm of rain, the worst rainfall in 80 years, according to local media citing Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).
2. The Korea meteorological administration issued heavy rain warnings across the capital and the metropolitan area of 26 million, as well parts of Gangwon and Chungcheong province. It said it expected heavy rainfall in the central region of the country to continue until at least Wednesday.

Officials said seven people were missing as of Tuesday morning, as images shared on social media showed people wading through waist-deep water, metro stations overflowing, and cars half-submerged in the upmarket Gangnam district.

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