US News The balance sheet of the floods in South Korea rises nine dead

12:10  10 august  2022
12:10  10 august  2022 Source:   parismatch.com

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at least nine people have died and seven others remain missing in South Korea after recorded precipitation flooded major roads, metro stations and houses , the authorities announced on Wednesday.

  Le bilan des inondations en Corée du Sud monte à neuf morts © Reuters/Kim Hong-ji

at least nine people died and seven others remain missing in South Korea after recorded precipitation flooded major roads, metro stations and houses, authorities announced on Wednesday . The rains, which started on Monday, are the strongest since the first weather observations , 115 years ago, according to President Yoon Suk-Yeol, who apologized for "inconveniences". Images circulated earlier this week on social networks showing people playing in water arriving at the waist and overflowing metro stations. The upper neighborhood of Seoul Gangnam was particularly affected, with half submerged cars. "There are a total of 16 victims, including nine dead and seven missing," said an official of the Ministry of the Interior questioned by AFP.

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Video: Floods in South Korea: at least seven dead and seven missing (Dailymotion)

in total, nearly 600 people were affected, he added, many being forced to leave their homes. Among the nine victims, three died while they were stuck in their flooded apartment in half-sous-ground ("banjiha"), according to the ministry. According to local media, he is a teenager, his mother and aunt. Another person is dead by moving a tree that fell on the sidewalk, possibly by electrocution.

A landslide buried the house of another victim in the mountain province of Gangwon. President Yoon, who went to the Banjiha apartment on Tuesday, admitted that the South Koreans had "undergone 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 he 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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