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The number of fatalities rises to 15 due to heavy rains in South Korea

August 5, 2020

The South Korean authorities reported on Wednesday that fifteen dead and dozen missing are already missing in the center of the country due to heavy rainfall and land shifts.

The rainfall that caused the flooding has damaged more than 4,200 public and private infrastructures across the country, according to the Yonhap news agency, leaving 1,300 homes flooded or buried.

The situation, which damaged 930 roads and bridges, has prompted the authorities to close the areas near the country’s main rivers. A total of 277 landslides have been verified since the start of the heavy rainfall.

The number of fatalities rises to 15 due to heavy rains in South KoreaThe number of fatalities rises to 15 due to heavy rains in South Korea

The government has mobilized more than 45,000 volunteers and rescue team members who have excavators and water pumps. Around 55 percent of the damaged facilities have currently been restored.

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