China News Service, August 10. According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Yin Xiyue said on the 10th that he would like to express his condolences to the victims on behalf of the government on behalf of the government for the loss caused by the heavy rainfall and to apologize to the citizens who suffered inconvenience.
On August 8, 2022 local time, Seoul, South Korea was hit by heavy rain.
The picture shows pedestrians and vehicles wading through water in Gangnam District, Seoul.
According to the report, Yin Xiyue said at the "River Flood and Urban Inundation Related Countermeasures Conference" on the morning of the 10th that similar meteorological disasters may occur frequently in the future, and it is necessary to formulate fundamental countermeasures for this.
Yoon Seok-yue also added that in the future, extensive discussions will be held on issues such as drainage channels and drainage tunnels that Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon made preparations for, but failed to advance due to the change of mayors.
In addition, it was reported that more than 7,000 vehicles were flooded due to torrential rain in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do areas of South Korea from the 8th to 9th.
According to statistics released by the five major insurance companies in South Korea on the 10th, as of the morning of the same day, a total of 5,657 claims for flooding had been received, and the calculated loss amount was 77.4 billion won (about 400 million yuan).
The industry believes that the number of final claims applications will further increase as it takes a certain amount of time to accept claims.
The person in charge of an insurance company said that it is very rare for more than 7,000 motor vehicles to be flooded in two days. Due to the large proportion of expensive imported vehicles, insurance companies are under great pressure to pay.
Considering that there will be heavy precipitation this week, the scale of losses in the industry will further expand.