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S. Korea’s heavy rain casualties rise to 11 deaths

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SEOUL, 11th August, 2022 (WAM) — Casualties from this week’s heavy rains in South Korea have risen to 11 people dead and eight others missing, Yonhap News Agency quoted officials as saying on Thursday.

Of the dead, six were in Seoul, three in Gyeonggi Province and two in Gangwon Province, while three of the eight unaccounted for were from Seoul, according to data from the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters.

A total of 3,775 homes and buildings were inundated, most of them in Seoul.

Over 980 people from 548 households, mainly from the wider Seoul area, have been displaced, which left them staying at local schools and gyms. A further 4,297 people from 2,042 households across the country have temporarily evacuated, officials said.

WAM/Rola Alghoul

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