Seoul floods: At least eight dead amid heaviest rain in decades
At least eight people have died and 14 others have been injured as flooding caused by torrential rain hit parts of South Korea’s capital Seoul, BBC reported.
Heavy downpours on Monday night submerged roads, flooded metro stations and caused blackouts across the city and neighbouring provinces.
Some areas received the highest rate of rainfall in 80 years, Korea’s meteorological agency said.
Weather officials said the rain was likely to continue over several days.
Images showed floodwater gushing down the steps of metro staircases, parked cars submerged up to their windows and people making their way across streets in knee-high water.
Local reports said three victims were living in a semi-basement apartment known as a banjiha.