There were a lot of unfortunate casualties during this heavy rain, but yesterday (3rd) the landslide in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi Province hit the pension, and three people, including the owner of the pension, lost their lives. It was confirmed that one foreign employee, who was originally known to have been buried together, was not present at the time of the accident.

This is Yun Nara reporter.


Heavy equipment is mobilized at the foot of Mt.

Between the piles of yellow dirt, three or four cars are buried.

The pile of dirt is the site of the office building of a pension.

The building had a coffee shop and parking lot.

At about 10:30 am yesterday, tens of tons of dirt piled up in the mountains after the pension and immediately hit the building.

[Gapyeong-gun Office Staff: I know there is a coffee shop, and I know that there is a pension in the back of the hotel. There was a Vietnamese employee.] A

pile of dirt that had been soaked in the heavy rain from the evening of the last day of the month hit the pension in an instant.

The accident buried the owner of a pension business owner, 65-year-old Kim Mo, a daughter in her 30s and a grandson who was three.

After conducting the search, the rescue team that recovered the bodies of the three buried ended the search at 7:40 yesterday evening.

Fire officials say one foreign employee, who was originally known to have been buried with them, was confirmed to have been absent from the scene.

At the time of the accident, it was known that 35 guests stayed in the pension main building, but all of them hadten to escape.

Dirt spilled on the road connected to the pension, and it was difficult for the rescue team to enter.

In the Gapyeong area, heavy rains of around 330mm fell from Saturday to yesterday evening.