BUSAN, South Korea — At least one person is dead and the casualty count is likely to rise as heavy rains continue to pound South Korea for a fifth day today.
In the South’s central region, a person was found dead Sunday after being swept away in swollen streams in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province. Another person is missing after being swept away in Gapyeong of the same province.
The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province an elderly citizen went missing in a landslide spurred by the monsoon season rains.
The storms have severely damaged 72 homes housing 156 people. Among them, 21 families are believed to have taken temporary shelter.
More heavy precipitation is forecast through Tuesday. Some twenty-three-thousand officials are working emergency shifts in four cities and provinces while 9,700 pieces of equipment have been mobilized for restoration work.
Source: Busan eFM News