South Korea floods, landslides kill 7 as evacuation ordered

SEOUL: Seven people have died, three were missing, seven injured and thousands evacuated in South Korea on Saturday, officials said, as a third day of torrential rains caused landslides and the overflow of a dam.
As of 11 a.m. (0200 GMT), 1,567 people had been evacuated nationwide, according to the Ministry of Interior and Safety, and the number could rise as water overtopped the dam in North Chungcheong province.
Local governments’ evacuation orders covered more than 7,000 people at various times, according to provincial authorities.


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