South Korean rescue employees pulled six our bodies from automobiles trapped in a flooded tunnel, as days of heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides and destroyed houses, leaving greater than 30 individuals useless and forcing 1000’s to evacuate, officers stated Sunday.
Practically 400 rescue employees, together with divers, had been looking the tunnel within the central metropolis of Cheongju, the place round 15 automobiles, together with a bus, obtained swept away in a flash flood Saturday night, Website positioning Jeong-il, chief of town’s fireplace division, stated in a briefing.
9 survivors had been rescued from the tunnel, however the whole variety of passengers trapped in automobiles wasn’t instantly clear, Website positioning stated.
South Korea has been pounded by heavy rains since July 9. The rainfall had pressured practically 6,000 individuals to evacuate and left 27,260 households with out electrical energy prior to now a number of days whereas flooding or destroying dozens of houses, the Ministry of the Inside and Security stated.
The our bodies pulled from the automobiles in Cheongju weren’t instantly mirrored within the ministry’s official loss of life toll, which was 26 as of Sunday morning.
South Korea’s climate company stated some elements of the nation will proceed to obtain heavy rain. President Yoon Suk Yeol, who was visiting Ukraine on Saturday, requested Prime Minister Han Duck-soo to mobilize all accessible sources to answer the catastrophe, in line with Yoon’s workplace.
Final 12 months, theleft 9 individuals useless in Seoul.
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