Since August 1, at least 28 people have died in South Korea as a result of flooding and land displacement caused by heavy rains.
“The death toll from heavy rains in South Korea rose to 28,” said the National Center for Disaster Management, as quoted by the official South Korean news agency Yonhap.
At least eight people were injured, and eleven more are missing in the natural disaster. More than 4,400 people in eleven cities and provinces have been left homeless, and another 3,100 remain in shelters.
The rains have damaged more than 9,400 public and private facilities, according to official estimates, while meteorologists have warned that the rainfall in the central regions of the country will continue until Monday.