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World Floods in South Korea: at least nine deceased and several missing rains

10:20  10 august  2022
10:20  10 august  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Des dégâts causés par les inondations à Séoul, en Corée du Sud. © Yonhap News Agency / Reuters of the damage caused by floods in Seoul, South Korea.

at least nine people died and seven others remain missing in South Korea after record precipitation flooded major roads, metro stations and houses, authorities announced on Wednesday August 10, 2022. , which started Monday August 8, 2022 in South Korea

, are the strongest since the first weather observations, 115 years ago, according to President Yoon Suk-Yeol, who apologized for the

"inconveniences" . of the images circulated at the start of the week

on social networks showing people evolving in water arriving at the size and overflowing metro stations.

The Huppé district of Seoul Gangnam was particularly affected, with half submerged cars.

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16 Victims identified by the Interior Ministry

"There are a total of 16 victims, including nine dead and seven missing",

noted an official of the Ministry of the Interior interviewed by AFP.

In total, nearly 600 people have been affected, he added, many being forced to leave their homes.

Among the nine victims, three died while they were stuck in their apartment flooded in half-sous-ground ("banjiha"), according to the ministry.

According to local media, he is a teenager, his mother and aunt.

Another person died by moving a tree fallen on the sidewalk, possibly by electrocution.

A landslide burned the house of another victim in the mountain province of Gangwon.

Call to help the most disadvantaged

President Yoon, who went on Tuesday August 9 to the Banjiha apartment, admitted that the South Koreans had

"suffered a lot of damage"

and asked, during a government meeting, to take care of the most disadvantaged.

"People with financial or physical difficulties are necessarily more vulnerable to natural disasters", he said.

According to the latest Gallup Korea survey, Mr. Yoon's popularity rating has dropped only 24 % since it entered in May. He is criticized for not going to the government's emergency control center when the rain started to fall. According to local media, his absence was due to a flood around his house, but his services denied this explanation, ensuring that he had decided to stay with him because his team already had the situation in hand.

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