South Korea – Deadly Flash Floods in Daejeon

At least 2 people have died in South Korea in the third deadly flood event in the country this month.

Torrential rain affected South Chungcheong and North Jeolla provinces and the city of Daejeon, 29 to 30 July.

Korea Meteorological Agency said parts of Daejeon recorded almost 200mm of rain in 24 hours to 30 July, with 80mm of rain falling in just 1 hour. Further heavy rainfall is expected over the coming 24 hours.

Flash flooding in Daejeon damaged around 100 buildings including a hospital, flooded parking lots and swamped roads and railway lines. Two flood-related fatalities were reported in the city.

The floods in Daejeon follow recent deadly flooding in Busan and South Gyeongsang.

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