Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

South Korea flood claims 4


Flooding in South Korea has claimed lives of at least four people. Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and mudslides in Seoul, Gyeonggi Province and Gangwon Province of South Korea.

Eight primary and secondary schools in Gyeonggi Province have been closed due to the overflowing Gonjiam Stream, Chosun Ilbo reported.

Flood waters also swept away over 40 vehicles in a parking lot in the Tan Stream.

In neighbouring North Korea, floods have left 8 dead or missing. According to the Korean Central News Agency, North Korea flood has caused huge flood damage in central part of the country leading to five deaths and three missing.

The South Korean Red Cross has also provided US$ 100,000 flood aid to the North Korea flood victims.

The 2011 South Korea flood had claimed lives of at least 69 people.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 22, 2013