Damage is continuing, such as flooding of some sections of the Seomjin River as torrential rains poured in the southern regions for two days. This is the breaking news that just came in. It is news that the Seomjin River embankment has collapsed. The Fire Department issued a second phase of response, saying that about 100 meters of the Seomjin River embankment near Geumgok Bridge in Banan-myeon, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do, has collapsed at around 1 p.m. on the 8th. Residents around this area seem to need extra attention.

Reporter Do-gyun Kim delivers the news of rain damage around the Seomjin River and the suspension of trains such as KTX.

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is Hwagae-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongnam, located along the Seomjin River.

As the water level of the Seomjin River rises rapidly and overflows, it is difficult to distinguish where the river is and where the bridge is.

As the water level of the Seomjin River and surrounding rivers rises rapidly, flood damage is continuing throughout.

As roads leading to villages in the lower river region are cut off, more than 90 villagers around the Imsil area, including 30 residents of Jangsan Village, Deokchi-myeon, Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do, are currently isolated.

Also, tourists who stayed at nearby pensions and guest houses were unable to escape.

The Yeongsan River Flood Control Office announced that from 6:30 am today, the water level of the Seomjin River dam was close to the planned flood level, opening the sluice gate and starting discharge.

The damage is expected to increase further as the discharge of the Seomjin River Dam floodgate continues until heavy rain.

Authorities believe that the number of isolated villages will continue to increase, and once the road has been cut off, the villagers instructed the villagers to evacuate to high places.

The flooding of the track is also disrupting the operation of trains in the southern regions.

As trains between Iksan and Yeosu Expo Station on the Jeolla Line have been suspended, all trains on the Jeolla Line operate only from Yongsan Station to Iksan Station.

The train service at Gwangju Station has also been suspended, and the Saemaeul ferry from Yongsan, Seoul to Gwangju Songjeong Station, and the Mugunghwa ferry to Iksan Station.

In addition, trains from Hongseon to Iksan on the Janghang Line, Songjeong to Suncheon in Gwangju on the Gyeongjeon Line, and from Chungju to Jecheon on the Chungbuk Line are also suspended.

KORAIL explained that as soon as the rain stops and the water is drained, recovery personnel will be put in, and the current timing of restarting operation is unknown.

In addition, due to a landslide near the toll gate of Deogyusan in the direction of Tongyeong on the Daejeon-Tongyeong Expressway, vehicle traffic is partially restricted.