China News Service, August 10th. According to Korea Broadcasting International (KBS), South Korea has been hit by heavy rains for several days. Statistics from the 1st as of the morning of the 10th local time show that the heavy rains have caused 31 deaths and 11 missing. Eight people were injured and nearly 7,000 were affected.
According to statistics, a total of 4,023 households and 6,946 people were affected in 11 cities and roads in South Korea, of which 3,425 people are still taking refuge in resettlement sites. Landslides occurred in Jangsu, Jeollabukdo and other places, and houses were buried; residents in Hesun, Jeollanamdo, were washed away by rapids.
On August 8, many trails, driveways, and parking lots were flooded in Panpo Han River Park in Seoul. Days of heavy rain caused the water level of the Han River in Seoul, South Korea to soar, and some roads and parks nearby were flooded. Photo by China News Agency reporter Zeng Nai
At the same time, the property losses caused by the heavy rain continued to expand. A total of 14091 public and private facilities were damaged and 25,113 hectares of farmland was flooded.
In addition, heavy rains also have a greater impact on traffic. A total of 96 roads are prohibited throughout South Korea, and 5 railway lines have been completely or partially suspended. The Seoul diving bridge continues to restrict the passage of people and vehicles, and some roads at the upstream and downstream of Yeouido Olympic Road are restricted.
In addition, the weather forecast predicts that due to the impact of Typhoon No. 5 in 2020, there will be torrential rains in Jeollanam-do, Gyeongsangnam-do and Jeju Island on the 10th, and losses or further increases are expected.