New Delhi: Flood and rain have wreaked havoc in South Korea. Thousands of people have become homeless due to heavy rains and severe floods. Thousands of houses, roads have been damaged. Rescue of people from flood affected areas is going on. A large number of people have also been reported missing. A search operation is also being conducted to trace the people.
At least 40 people were killed as rescuers searched through landslides, collapsed houses and piles of rubble as rain fell for a ninth day in South Korea on Monday. It has been raining in the country since July 9. Rain-triggered landslides and other incidents have killed at least 40 people, injured 34 and forced 10,000 people to flee to safer places.
The rain was most affected in the central and southern regions of South Korea
The rain has been most affected in the central and southern regions of South Korea. Hundreds of rescuers, including divers, are searching for people in a debris-filled tunnel in the city of Cheongju. 15 vehicles, including a bus, were trapped in this tunnel on Saturday evening when the flood water entered suddenly. The government has deployed around 900 rescuers in the tunnel who have so far recovered 13 bodies and rescued nine people. These people are being treated. Rescuers are conducting a search operation using rubber boats.
The affected areas were declared as special disaster zones
About 200 homes and about 150 roads were damaged or destroyed across the country, the Home Ministry and the Security Ministry said. At the same time 28,607 people are living without electricity for the last several days. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol held an emergency meeting after returning from a trip to Europe and Ukraine. He asked officials to declare the worst-hit areas as special disaster zones so that financial and other assistance can be added to the relief efforts.