South Korea Battles Heavy Rains Since 42 Days; 14 Dead, Several Missing

Life and property in South Korea damaged, while major highways have been flooded leading to connectivity loss in several parts of the country.

Neel Raju Nalawade

August 6, 2020

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South Korea is experiencing a catastrophic situation as heavy rains have not ceased to lash in on the country since 42 consecutive days. So far, around 1,300 houses have been submerged or completely devastated in the flash foods. Sources also state that almost 705 warehouses and cattle sheds too have been severely damaged. 14 people have lost their lives and thousands have been forced to leave their homes due to continuous downpour and landslides. According to news reports, this is the longest monsoon South Korea has experienced in the last seven years.

President Moon Jae-in has urged the authorities to take all preventive measures to curb any further losses. Major highways in Seoul have been flooded which has led to a loss in connectivity and transportation problems across the country. The current situation has caused huge damage to life and property in South Korea and has also put added pressure on healthcare workers who are battling against the novel Coronavirus.

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