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Heavy rains leave 29 dead in South Korea

india Updated: Jul 16, 2006 09:29 IST
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At least 29 people were dead or missing in South Korea on Sunday after heavy monsoon rains pounded the country's eastern province for a third consecutive day, officials said.

Torrential rains since Friday have left at least 12 people killed in landslides and 17 missing in flash floods as of early Sunday, the National Emergency Management Agency said.

Victims came mostly from the country's eastern Gangwon province that had received up to 500 millimeters (20 inches) in the past three days, it said.

More than 2,000 people remained homeless Sunday after three days of the heavy downpours had flooded homes, swept away roads, inundated farmland and villages in the province, it said.

Police, military and disaster agencies have since evacuated flood victims to schools and other safer areas, while airlifting relief goods and necessities to flood-hit areas.

Meteorologists warned of more victims as they expected the heavy rains to continue sporadically in South Korea until Thursday.At least 29 people were dead or missing in South Korea on Sunday after heavy monsoon rains pounded the country's eastern province for a third consecutive day, officials said.

Torrential rains since Friday have left at least 12 people killed in landslides and 17 missing in flash floods as of early Sunday, the National Emergency Management Agency said.

Victims came mostly from the country's eastern Gangwon province that had received up to 500 millimeters (20 inches) in the past three days, it said.

More than 2,000 people remained homeless Sunday after three days of the heavy downpours had flooded homes, swept away roads, inundated farmland and villages in the province, it said.

Police, military and disaster agencies have since evacuated flood victims to schools and other safer areas, while airlifting relief goods and necessities to flood-hit areas.

Meteorologists warned of more victims as they expected the heavy rains to continue sporadically in South Korea until Thursday.At least 29 people were dead or missing in South Korea on Sunday after heavy monsoon rains pounded the country's eastern province for a third consecutive day, officials said.

Torrential rains since Friday have left at least 12 people killed in landslides and 17 missing in flash floods as of early Sunday, the National Emergency Management Agency said.

Victims came mostly from the country's eastern Gangwon province that had received up to 500 millimetres (20 inches) in the past three days, it said.

More than 2,000 people remained homeless Sunday after three days of the heavy downpours had flooded homes, swept away roads, inundated farmland and villages in the province, it said.

Police, military and disaster agencies have since evacuated flood victims to schools and other safer areas, while airlifting relief goods and necessities to flood-hit areas.

Meteorologists warned of more victims as they expected the heavy rains to continue sporadically in South Korea until Thursday.

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